Exhibition "Pirosmani 150"

23 July 2013

The Georgian National Museum and the Dimitry Shevarnadze National Gallery present a renewed exposition of Niko Pirosmani's works, considering public interest and special requests of visitors.

130 artworks by Niko Pirosmani are presented at the National Gallery from the collections of the GNM and Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts. Along with the works of Pirosmani (1862-1918), David Kakabadze's (1889-1952) and Lado Gudiashvili's (1896-1980) works are also exhibited in the gallery together with sculptures by Iakob Nikoladze (1876-1951) and photo materials depicting the sculptor's life and creative work from the National Archives of Georgia and Iakob Nikoladze House-Museum.

Niko Pirosmani is one of the outstanding and world recognized artists. For decades his name has been well-known outside of his native country-Georgia. Over the centuries, the growing interest in Pirosmani's works proves that this self-taught artist's paintings have never lost public interest and fascination.

From the beginning of the 20th century Pirosmani's artworks have been displayed at various exhibitions in Ukraine, Poland, Russia, Hungery, Lithuania, Belorus, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Spain, Turkey and many other countries.

Pirosmani's 150th anniversary will be celebrated in association with UNESCO according to a decision made at 36th Session of UNESCO's General Conference.

Address: Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, 11 Shota Rustaveli Avenue.