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Ketevan Kintsurashvili

Ketevan Kintsurashvii is an art historian and researcher of 20th century and contemporary art. She has worked on books published in Tbilisi, St. Petersburg, New York, and Warsaw. Ketevan Kintsurashvili has authored books about David Kakabadze, Niko Pirosmani, Kirill and Ilya Zdanevich, Petre Otskheli, and many others. With the support of international scientific programs, at various times she has conducted research and delivered lectures at Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley), Yale University (New Haven), Balliol College (Oxford), and many more. She is also the author of a 20th century art textbook. Kintsurashvili was awarded the Order of Queen Tamar - "For special personal contribution to the research of Georgian art and its promotion  on an international scale."


Articles

17/08/2022

IRAKLI PARJIANI: VARIATIONS ON THE THEME OF ANNUNCIATION

Irakli Parjiani’s oeuvre is all about attempting to decode the inscrutable. This is precisely why he kept revisiting the theme of the Annunciation — easily the central subject underlying most of his creations. Countless pieces inspired by this theme are scattered among numerous museums and private collections, and for the time being it would be virtually impossible to estimate their total number.

17/08/2022

DAVID KAKABADZE

Despite never having boarded a plane, David Kakabadze “flew over” his native land at an altitude of a “bird in flight,” and captured landscapes that ended up becoming symbolic representations of Georgia – truly resembling bird’s-eye views.

17/08/2022

LEVAN TSUTSKIRIDZE

Levan Tsutskiridze’s (1926 - 2021) oeuvre deals principally with literature. However, considering the uninterrupted monumentality of each of his pieces, he should not be labeled as a mere illustrator. In each of his paintings, Levan Tsutskiridze emerges as a sculptor, characterized through exceptional mastery of the principles of plasticity.

17/08/2022

BLUE TABLECLOTH

The blue tablecloth represents one of the best manifestations of the organic fusion of eastern and western origins in Georgian culture. It was used to cover the tables of feasts, or was spread directly on the ground (such tablecloths have a narrow and elongated shape). It used to be loaded with festive dishes, food, and drinks. The cheerful drawings on the textile filled guests with a celebratory spirit from the very beginning.

17/08/2022

LEVAN LAGIDZE'S COMPOSITIONS

Over twenty years Lagidze has drawn abstractions by placing rectangular shapes or sections on rectangular canvases, in this way creating his distinctive handwriting that is familiar to everyone. However, he is not the one who discovered the rectangles or the squares.

17/08/2022

THE ZDANEVICH BROTHERS

The biographies of the Zdanevich brothers are as rich with the names of persons and events as their comprehensive works are in the fields of poetry, drawing, graphic painting, prose and theory. Their works have proven to be so difficult to fit within any existing Genre that they invented the additional term “Orchestral”, which describes a notion that unites in itself diverse elements, ideas, images, words, letters and colors.

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