About Art – Gogi Chagelishvili

Gogi Chagelishvili "It's Winter" oil on canvas and wood

Georgian artist Gogi Chagelishvili (Georgian: გოგი ჩაგელიშვილი) was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1945. A graduate of Tbilisi State Academy of Arts (Georgian: თბილისის სახელმწიფო სამხატვრო აკადემია), his paintings are very expressive, impulsive and rich in color. His works are displayed in the Tretyakov State Gallery in Moscow and in art museums in Tbilisi, as … Continue reading

About Art – Enamel Artwork by “Pokany Workshops”

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Founded in the year 2000 by David Kakabadze at the St. Nino Convent in Poka, “Pokany workshops” strives to restore the traditions of Georgian enamel, goldsmithing, mosaic and ceramics. Enamel is a glass comprising silica, red lead and potash. In the glazing process, stabilizing elements, (lime or magnesium) are combined with the main ingredient silica, to … Continue reading

About Art – Georgian Artist Guga Tevdoradze

The artist's studio

Born in Tbilisi, Georgian artist Guga Tevdoradze attended the Nikoladze Art School and the Tbilisi Art Academy. His art can be found in private collections in England, Russia, India, Ireland, America, France, Germany, and Austria. Guga’s paintings often have an angel theme. Guga has a permanent exhibition at the gallery “Tevdore” in Tbilisi (Erkle II … Continue reading

About Art – Ana Chubinidze

Painting by Ana Chubinidze

Ana Chubinidze is an illustrator and painter who creates wonderful picture books for children, as well as pop-up books, prints and sculpture. Ana graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts with a BA in Architecture and an MA in printmaking. She has worked in several Georgian publishing houses as an illustrator and pop-up book designer. Ana’s new … Continue reading

About Art – Georgian artist Lado Tevdoradze

Georgian market painting by Georgian artist Lado Tevdoradze

Born in Tbilisi in 1957, Georgian artist Lado Tevdoradze (Georgian: ლადო თევდორაძე) graduated from the Toidze Art School and The State Academy of Art. His wonderful paintings have been exhibited throughout Europe and in Russia and several are held in private collections throughout the world. All photos courtesy of Lado Tevdoradze. CLICK on the logo … Continue reading

About Art – David Datuna’s “Georgia – hope of millions”

David Datuna’s “Georgia - hope of millions”. Photo courtesy of the President of Georgia’s Administration.

Georgian-born artist David Datuna has gifted his Georgian flag project named “Georgia – hope of millions” to the Georgian people. The artwork, in the shape and color of the Georgian flag, was created from hundreds of optical lenses of varying magnification that illuminate underlying images of Georgia’s history and political and social culture. The mosaic … Continue reading

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

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