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Mariam Didebulidze

Dr. Mariam Didebulidze  graduated from the Department of Art History  at the Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts. Since then she is a Leading researcher  of  G. Chubinashvili National Research Center for History of Georgian Art history and Heritage Preservation;, (Tbilisi, Georgia). In 2008-2018 she was  a director of  the Chubinashvili Centre. In 1997-2002 Dr. Didebulidze was a Deputy Director of The Fund for Preservation of Cultural Heritage of Georgia (the World Bank Project). Since 1989 Dr. Didebulidze has been professor of the Tbilisi Theological Academy. (lectures on the History of Byzantine Painting);

Main field of her academic  research is Medieval Christian art and architecture in Georgia; medieval mural painting in particular. Dr. Didebulidze's activities cover the field of cultural heritage preservation as well. She is professor of the Tbilisi Theological Academy (History of Byzantine Painting)..

Most of her  academic works - books and articles deals with the issues of the Georgian  medieval art, as well as with  its relations with the Byzantine art in general:  

  1. The Tradition of Representation of  the Mother of God in Medieval Georgian Art,   in the Book: The Tradition of the Adoration of the Theotokos in the Orthodox Church, editor D. Muskhelishvili, Nova publishers, NY, 2020, pp. . 205-220.

  2. Representation of Architecture in Medieval Georgian Murals, Bulletin of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences, vol. 13, no.3,2019. pp 150-156.

  3. Cultural interaction in Caucasus and Beyond: investigation issues, in Cultural Interactions in medieval Georgia; ed. by M. Bacci, Th. Kaffenberger, M. Studer, Wiesbaden, 2018, pp. 27-45 

  4. Medieval painting in Abkhazia), in Kulturuli memkvidreoba okupaciis pirobebshi (cultural heritage under occupation), proceedings of the scientific conference, Tbilisi, 2015, 53-68. (in Georgian)

  5. Tao-Klarjeti murals; Interaction of Cultural Traditions, inSynergies in visual culture, Festschrift für Gerhard Wolf,  München, 2013; 215-228

  6. Wall Paintings of the Holy Cross Monastery in Jerusalem, (with M. Janjalia), Iberica Caucasica, vol.2,  London, Bennet and Bloom, 2014, pp. 46-66

  7. Ancient Georgian Art (with D. Tumanishvili), Tbilisi, 2008.

  8. ST. Nicholas in the 13th c. mural painting of Kintsvisi church, Georgia, ICONOGRAPHICA, Firenze, VI, 2007, (61-77) 

  9. Atrisic aspects of the 13th c. wall paintung of the St Nicholas church at Kintsvisi, Ph.D Thesis, 2006 (ij Georgian)







Articles

17/08/2022

MURALS OF THE ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH AT KINTSVISI MONASTERY

St. Nicholas church, a cross-dome brick construction, was commissioned by Antoni Glonistavisdze, Archbishop of Tshkondidi and Mtsignobartukhutsesi (the chancellor) of Queen Tamar, in the early 13th c.

17/08/2022

MURALS OF THE ROCK-HEWN CHURCH AT VARDZIA

Vardzia’s rock-hewn architectural ensemble is situated in historic Javakheti, South Georgia, on the left bank of the river Mtkvari. It served as fortification, as well as religious and habitation purposes, and has outstanding artistic and historical significance.

17/08/2022

THE WALL PAINTING OF THE VIRGIN CHURCH AT TIMOTESUBANI

The church of the Virgin at Timotesubani is located on the bank of the River Toristskali in the picturesque Borjomi gorge, not far from the town of Borjomi itself in the historic region of Tori. In historic sources the monastery is referred to as Kimotesmani and was founded by Shalva Toreli, eristavt-eristavi, the chancellor of Queen Tamar.

17/08/2022

WALL PAINTINGS OF THE HOLY CROSS MONASTERY

The Holy Cross Monastery in Jerusalem occupies a special place among the churches and monasteries that have been associated with the activities of Georgians in the Holy Land since the 5th c.

17/08/2022

BETANIA: WALL PAINTINGS OF THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY OF THE VIRGIN

Betania monastery is located in the valley of the River Vera, not far from Tbilisi. The monastery was founded in the 11th century by the powerful Orbeliani family, and became a shrine for its members.

17/08/2022

WALL PAINTINGS OF THE TAO-KLARJETI CHURCHES

The Tao-Klarjeti region, which is located in what is now north-eastern Turkey, used to be one of the most prominent political and cultural centres of medieval Georgia, especially in the 9th –13th cc. The history of these monuments is closely linked to one of the most important moments in the history of Georgia – namely the upsurge of a strong movement aimed at unifying the Georgian kingdoms and principalities was initiated in this very region in the 9-10th cc.

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