Unknown Pirosmani - "Hunting in India" for the first time to the wide audience

Date: 15 January 2015 – 31 March 2015

Museum: Museum Of Fine Arts

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts invites you at the presentation of Niko Pirosmani's completely restored artwork "Hunting in India" which will be presented to the wide audience for the first time. Opening event will take place on January 15th, at 3 p.m.

According to the inventory catalogue of Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts "Hunting in India" was bought by the museum from writer Sergo Kldiashvili in 1930. One particular fragment of the walking man was missing from the painting, but later, this fragment was acquired by the museum. Exact date and personal information of the owner is not indicated in the inventory catalogue.

Fragment of "Hunting in India" was showcased in 1930 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow and at Metekhi Museum in 1938.  After Dimitri Shevardnadze's execution painting was kept in the storage. There was an attempt for the restoration of the painting in 1970's but because of the level of damage the restoration was not implemented. Preparatory, restoration work was started only in 2004.

In 2014 the painting was completely restored by the restoration team of the Georgian National Museum - Mrs. Nana Managadze and Mrs. Evelina Karseli. After the end of the complex working process "Hunting in India" will be displayed to the public, for the first time in it's complete form.

The exhibition will last until 1st of April, 2015.

Address: Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Lado Gudiashvili Street.