About Art – Illustrations for “The Knight in the Panther’s Skin” by Datto Machavariani

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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

About Art – Zviad Gogolauri

Musik Street by Zviad Gogolauri

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

About Art – Rusudan Petviashvili

Watercolor by Rusudan Petviashvili

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

About Art – The Dry Bridge Art Market in Tbilisi

The Dry Bridge Art Market in Tbilisi

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.

About Art – Paintings of Svaneti by Davit Kakabadze

Svaneti by Davit Kakabadze. Painted in 1939.

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

About Art – Paintings of Tbilisi by Mimo Mondal

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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

About Art – Georgian Feasts by Niko Pirosmani

'Feast at Gvimradze' by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani

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

About Art – Paintings of Georgian Women by Prince Grigory Grigorievich Gagarin

Lithograph by Vasily Timm of a Grigory Gagarin painting of Prince Alexander Chavchavadze's three daughters dancing.

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

About Art – Old Tbilisi by Georgian Artist M. Hubashvili

Cover to the set of "Old Tbilisi" cards drawn by M. Hubashvili

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.

About Sights – History of Georgia Monument

History of Georgia Monument

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

About Art – Paintings of Old Tbilisi by Vaja Meskhi

Painting of Old Tbilisi by Vaja Meskhi

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

About Sights – The Elene Akhvlediani House-Museum

Akhvlediani's desk at the Elene Akhvlediani House-Museum

Elene Akhvlediani (Georgian: ელენე ახვლედიანი) (1898–1975) was a 20th century Georgian painter, graphic artist, costume designer and theater decorator. Akhvlediani is particularly known for her beautiful depictions of Georgian towns. A year after her death, a museum was established in the house that she lived in. The Elene Akhvlediani House-Museum contains over three thousand items related … Continue reading

About Tourism – Tourist Maps of Georgia

Soviet-era tourist map of Georgia

Examples of tourist maps of Georgia from the Soviet-era and present day. Click on the pictures for a larger image. Click on the picture for a larger image. 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.

About Art – Hand Colored 19th Century Photographs of Tiflis

Hand colored photograph of 19th century Tbilisi

In the late 19th century, Tbilisi (called Tiflis during the time of the Russian Empire) was the seat of the Tsar’s viceroy and served as the Imperial capital of the entire Caucasus. Several renowned photographers undertook photographic studies of the city and its people, including Georgian photographer Dmitri Ivanovich Ermakov. Photos courtesy of Tbilisi Government. … Continue reading

About Art – The Photography of David Guramishvili

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Georgian artist and amateur photographer David Guramishvili (1857-1926) entered the Academy of Arts in Munich in 1886 where he became interested in photography, especially of life in the streets. These photographs are part of a series called ‘Bazaar’ and were taken in Tiflis (the name for Tbilisi during the time of the Russian Empire). CLICK on … Continue reading

About Art – Lado Gudiashvili

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Born in Tbilisi in 1896, Lado Gudiashvili (Georgian: ლადო გუდიაშვილი) was a Georgian painter, book illustrator, cinema and theater decorator. Lado Gudiashvili died on July 20, 1980 in Tbilisi. A statue commemorating this great artist can be found in the 9th of April Park in Tbilisi. CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see photos and … Continue reading

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