Two hundred years ago in Lithuania woodcut was used as a reproduction method for religious imagery.
In the beginning of the twenty-century, professional artists found woodcut as a modern graphic technique. Lithuanian artists tended towards expressionism, cubism and an early abstract movement.
During Soviet times, woodcut became industrial in character. It depicted workers and political heroes in the socialist realistic style. Other artists created political-propaganda woodcuts in the primitive or expressionism style.
Meanwhile, in Australia, a legacy of a tradition depicted simple pleasures and ideal, in the expressionist way.