About Art – Georgian Feasts by 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 simplicity in its subject matter and technique.

'Razzle-dazzle of three princes' by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani

‘Razzle-dazzle of three princes’ by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani

Themes chosen in naïve art frequently relate to the childhood of the artist, the place where they were born, the surroundings they grew up in, their livelihood and festive occasions. Pirosmani painted many scenes of feasts and celebrations.

'Feast of Three Noblemen' by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani

‘Feast of Three Noblemen’ by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani

'Family Feast' by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani, 1907.

‘Family Feast’ by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani, 1907.

'Rant' by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani

‘Rant’ by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani

'Feast with Organ Grinder' by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani.

‘Feast with Organ Grinder’ by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani.

'Company Bego' by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani

‘Company Bego’ by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani

'Feast at Gvimradze' by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani

‘Feast at Gvimradze’ by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani

'The Feast of Five Princes' by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani, 1906.

‘The Feast of Five Princes’ by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani, 1906.

Painting of a feast by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani.

Painting of a feast by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani.

'Krtsanisi' by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani

‘Krtsanisi’ by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani

Niko Pirosmani is revered in Georgia today and is affectionately referred to as ‘Nikala’. His paintings are considered a Georgian national treasure.

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