Children from Tbilisi’s kindergartens recently celebrated their annual “Autumn Festival” event. The event reflects the culture and traditions of the different regions of Georgia. The children dressed in traditional costume and participated in craft making, poem recitals, singing and games. The children celebrated Rtveli (Georgian: რთველი), the traditional vintage (the process of picking grapes and making … Continue reading
The Ensemble Erisioni (Georgian: ერისიონი) is a renowned Georgian folk dance and music ensemble that performs national dances and songs of Georgia. Established in 1885, Erisioni was first a choir of folk song amateurs before becoming a national ensemble that performs all over the world. Erisioni’s Georgian Legend performance of dances and songs of Georgia achieved global acclaim … Continue reading
Illustrations for an edition of the Georgian epic poem “The Knight in the Panther’s Skin” (Georgian: ვეფხისტყაოსანი), drawn by Georgian artist Datto Machavariani and published by Bakur Sulakauri Publishing House in 2011. “The Knight in the Panther’s Skin” poem was written in the 12th century by the Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli (Georgian: შოთა რუსთაველი) and … Continue reading
Housed in the former National Bank of Georgia (built in 1894-96), the Niko Berdzenishvili Kutaisi State Historical Museum (Georgian: ქუთაისის სახელმწიფო ისტორიული მუზეუმი) is considered to be one of Georgia’s most important scientific-research institutions. The museum contains more than 160,000 items and has an extensive research library and laboratory. Permanent exhibitions are displayed on two floors and … Continue reading
Debi Gogochurebi (Gogochuri Sisters) (Georgian: დები გოგოჭურები) are a folk group formed by four sisters from the mountainous region of Khevsureti (Georgian: ხევსურეთი) in north-east Georgia. Mariam Gogochuri (Georgian: მარიამ გოგოჭური), Ketevan (Georgian: ქეთევან), Tamar (Georgian: თამარ) and Manana (Georgian: მანანა) perform at festivals and folklore events. The sisters perform modern highland melodies as well … Continue reading
Georgian artist Zviad Gogolauri is a graduate of the Fine Arts Academy in Tbilisi and a member of the Commonwealth of Artists in Tbilisi. Several of his wonderful paintings are in the art collections of celebrities, including the actors Nicholas Cage and Pierre Richard. CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see photos and news about … Continue reading
Georgian artist Rusudan Petviashvili (Georgian: რუსუდან ფეტვიაშვილი) started to paint when she was one year and ten months old and held her first exhibition when she was six years old. Born in Tbilisi in 1968, Rusudan graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Art and uses a unique one-touch technique (drawing performed without detaching from … Continue reading
The open air art market near the Dry Bridge in Tbilisi is the city’s unofficial art bazaar. Here you can find paintings, sculpture, beautiful carvings, exquisite icons, pottery and fabrics. CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see photos and news about Georgia. Click LIKE on the page and become a friend of GEORGIA ABOUT.
In 1939, Georgian artist Davit Kakabadze (Georgian: დავით კაკაბაძე) (1889 – 1952) produced a very fine series of paintings of the medieval fortified towers in Georgia’s Svaneti region. A talented artist, Kakabadze was also an innovator in the field of cinematography as well as an amateur photographer. Davit Kakabadze’s paintings recount the stories he heard … Continue reading
Artist Mimo Mondal was born in Bangladesh and now lives and paints in Tbilisi. His water color and acrylic paintings of Tbilisi are bold and colorful. Mimo’s paintings have been exhibited in New York, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Bangladesh and Georgia. Photos courtesy of Mimo Mondal. See more photos here. CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see photos and news … Continue reading
Self-taught Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani (Niko Pirosmanashvili) (Georgian: ნიკო ფიროსმანი) produced an immense number of paintings, many of which have been lost over time. Posthumously, his reputation grew when his naïve style became admired in the art circles of Paris after the end of the First World War. Naïve art is a classification of art that is often characterized by a childlike … Continue reading
Prince Grigory Grigorievich Gagarin (1811-1893) was a Russian painter, military officer and administrator who served in Tiflis (Tbilisi) during the years of 1848-1855. During his tenure he built a theater in the city, frescoed the Tbilisi Sioni Cathedral, and restored frescoes of several Georgian Orthodox cathedrals, including the Betania monastery. Gagarin’s paintings of women in … Continue reading
A set of cards depicting people from late 19th century Tbilisi. The “Old Tbilisi” cards were drawn by Georgian artist M. Hubashvili and published by “Helovneba” in 1976. The complete set is reproduced below. CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see photos and news about Georgia. Click LIKE on the page and become a friend of GEORGIA ABOUT.
The Georgian “Chakrulo” song (Georgian: ჩაკრულო), which is sung at celebrations and festivals, was sent into space on the Voyager space craft in 1977. The Voyager Golden Record contains 116 images and a variety of natural sounds, musical selections from different cultures and eras, and spoken greetings in fifty-nine languages. The disc is the space equivalent … Continue reading
Located near Tbilisi Sea, the “History of Georgia” monument was created by the Georgian sculptor Zurab Konstantines dze Tsereteli (Georgian: ზურაბ კონსტანტინეს ძე წერეთელი). The monument chronicles Georgian history. The top part of the 30 meter tall columns feature kings, queens and heroes and the bottom part depict stories from the life of Christ. Construction … Continue reading
Georgian artist Vaja Meskhi graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of fine arts in 1985. His work includes a beautiful series of paintings of life in Old Tbilisi. The artist’s works are held in private collections throughout the world. CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see photos and news about Georgia. Click LIKE on the page and become a … Continue reading