Niko Pirosmani’s Artworks at Vincent Van Gogh Foundation in Arles

Date: 02 March 2019 – 20 Oct. 2019

From March 2, Niko Pirosmanashvili's masterpieces from Georgian National Museum collection will be displayed at Vincent Van Gogh Foundation in Arles.

For the first time in history, artworks of Georgian painter and Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh will be exhibited together, in the same exhibition hall, grouped  under the title -"Niko Pirosmani - A Wanderer between Worlds | Vincent van Gogh: Speed & Aplomb".

L'Arlésienne (Madame Ginoux). Vincent Van Gogh.
Galleria nazionale d'Arte moderna e contemporanea, Rome

The exhibition „Niko Pirosmani - A Wanderer between Worlds" had around 400'000 spectators at Albertina Museum in Vienna. The same project, together with Vincent Van Gogh, now will be presented in France.

Visitors will have a chance to get acquainted with 29 works of Niko Pirosmani including "A Woman with Mug", "Margarita", "Giraffe" and others from the collection of GNM Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts.Vincent Van Gogh's paintings such as: "L'Arlésienne (Madame Ginoux)", "The Woodcutter (after Millet)", "Flying fox", "Shoes", "Path in Montmartre", "Sower with Setting Sun" performed during the 1884-1889 years are from the collections of Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; Galleria nazionale d'Arte moderna e contemporanea, Rome and Foundation E.G Bührle Collection, Zürich.

 A Woman with Mug. Niko Pirosmani.
GNM, Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts 

The exhibition also features Ilia Zdanevich's handmade book, from Zdanevich foundation of Paris, titled "Pirosmaniashvili 1914". The book includes Pablo Picasso's engraving "Portrait of Pirosmani". The exposition covers works of the best contemporary artists of our time, inspired by the painter's masterpieces; among them is specially designed "Table of Pirosmani" dedicated to the memory of Pirosmaniashvili by famous Japanese architect Tadao Ando.  Arles museum will also display artworks of Christina Forrer, Adrian Ghenie, Raphaela Vogel, Shirana Shahbazi, Yoshitomo Nara, Andro Wekua and Georg Baselitz.

Also, visitors have a chance to see short videos from Georgian biographical art-drama film "Pirosmani" directed by Giorgi Shengelaia.  

The main objective of the exhibition is to introduce the artist's works and Georgian cultural heritage to the wide audience as individually, as well with Vincent Van Gogh.

The exhibition is supported by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, Georgian National Museum, "Infinitart Foundation Vienna" and Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles.