About Art – Giorgi Kukhalashvili

A graduate of the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Georgian artist Giorgi (Gogya) Kukhalashvili lives in Tbilisi. In 2010 he founded the Young Artists’ Union “Language of Art”. Gogya’s works have been exhibited in Georgia, Netherlands, Russia, France, Belgium, and the USA. “Pink Snow” – oil on canvas by Giorgi (Gogya) Kukhalashvili “Mtatsminda in Mist” … Continue reading

About Art – Georgian artist Guram Dolenjashvili

Born in Kutaisi, Georgian artist Guram Dolenjashvili (Georgian: გურამ დოლენჯაშვილი) is particularly known for his black and white landscape drawings. A Meritorious Artist of Georgia and an honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts, Dolenjashvili’s works are exhibited in the Art Museum of Georgia, Tretyakov Gallery, Pushkin Museum, Russian Museum and many others. Photographs … Continue reading

About Sights – The Café Fantasy (also called the Octopus) in Batumi

The Café Fantasy (Georgian: კაფე ფანტაზია) or the Octopus (რვაფეხა) was a coffeehouse situated in the seaside city of Batumi on Georgia’s Black Sea coast. Completed in 1975, it became a popular meeting point for both Batumi residents and visitors. During the Soviet period visitors to the Octopus could buy freshly brewed coffee, ice-cream and … Continue reading

About Art – Georgian artist Guram Khetsuriani

Georgian artist Guram Khetsuriani’s paintings of houses (he prefers old abandoned buildings) have attracted much praise. “If I see such an abandoned house or a ruin, I immediately imagine how life used to be here before. And although now everything seems to be dead here, I still can see people walking in the courtyard, working … Continue reading

About Art – Oskar Schmerling

Born in Tbilisi, Oskar Schmerling (Georgian: ოსკარ ივანეს ძე შმერლინგი) was a Georgian artist of German origin known for caricatures in Georgian newspapers and for illustrating Molla Nasraddin, a magazine of political satire published in Tiflis (from 1906 to 1917), Tabriz (in 1921) and Baku (from 1922 to 1931) in the Azeri and occasionally Russian … Continue reading

About Art – Paintings by Otar Imerlishvili

Otar Imerlishvili is a Georgian artist-restorer. Born in 1970 in Tbilisi, he graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Art. His colorful paintings have been exhibited in Georgia and abroad. Photos courtesy of Otar Imerlishvili. 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 Events – Christmas Tree Festival in Tbilisi

As part of its program of Christmas events, the city of Tbilisi holds a Christmas Tree Festival. Christmas trees designed by well known Georgian companies are displayed in King Erekle II Street and the winner of the best design is announced at the end of the Christmas period. All photos courtesy of Tbilisi City Hall. … Continue reading

About Art – Gogi Chagelishvili

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”

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

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

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

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”

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

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 Sights – Kutaisi State Historical Museum

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

About Art – 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