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Kristine Darchia

Kristine Darchia (ქრისტინე დარჩია) was born in 1980 in Tbilisi, Georgia. In 2003 she graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, History and Theory of Art at the Apolon Kutateladze Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts, with a specialization in Art History. Darchia works actively in the spheres of Cultural Heritage and Georgian Visual Arts (the particular interest of her scientific research is Georgian Modernism at the beginning of the 20th century). K. Darchia delivers lectures at the Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts, participates in conferences, and collaborates with scientific magazines.

Articles

28/02/2024

THE EMANCIPATED WOMEN OF TAMAR ABAKELIA

Tamar Abakelia was one of the most successful female artists of the first half of the 20th century – in the 1930s and 1940s. She was a multi-faceted creator: a sculptor, graphic artist, painter and illustrator, a theater and film painter, and finally, a socially and creatively active individual with a strong character.

28/02/2024

EMA LALAEVA-EDIBERIDZE - FEMALE ARTIST FROM THE 1920s

Lali tried her hand at almost all the avant-garde movements, but she did not adhere to any of them in their pure form. The artist managed to create her own style without imitating anyone else.

28/02/2024

RITA'S UNIVERSE

Since the beginning of the 20th century, when fine art declared a battle against physical representations of the material world and the figurative image “vanished" from the art world for almost half a century, the line of artistic development was decisively shifted. In the 1960s, material origins returned auspiciously to art, but nonetheless having acquired new features or, to put it literally: materiality, the new figurative style or novelty formation and its widespread conceptualization.

28/02/2024

KORNELI SANADZE - A SEEMINGLY SOVIET NON-SOVIET ARTIST

During the Soviet era (1930-1950s), the landscape genre played an essential role in Georgian easel painting, since the specifics of the genre offered creators the opportunity to act freely. During this period, for many painters the landscape provided the solution, while for others it was an intuitive “move” whereby the painting skills of an artist could be freely revealed - the style of execution became much more natural and realistic, while the choice of theme or motif was unrestricted, honest and non-violent

28/02/2024

TBILISI - "FANTASTIC CITY"

Cultural Life of the 1910-20s in Tbilisi

28/02/2024

ELENE AKHVLEDIANI - MAGICIAN OF THE URBAN LANDSCAPE

The emergence of landscape painting as a distinct genre within Georgian fine art can be attributed to the period of Georgian painting that dates back to the 1910s and 1920s. At that time, the landscape evolved into a fully developed artistic phenomenon, which gave rise to the fundamental characteristics of Georgian easel painting. It became a central theme among the artists of that period, and was actively employed by nearly every representative of the new generation.

28/02/2024

THE FATE OF EROTICISM UNDER A TOTALITARIAN REGIME

EROTICISM IN IRINA STENBERG'S EASEL PAINTING

28/02/2024

კორნელი სანაძე - ვითომ საბჭოთა არასაბჭოთა მხატვარი

საბჭოთა მმართველობის პერიოდში (განსაკუთრებით 1930-იანი წლების შუა ხანიდან) ქვეყნის საზღვართან მსოფლიოსაგან იზოლაციის რკინის მძიმე ფარდა დაეშვა; დანარჩენი სამყაროსაგან საბჭოთა წყობის ტოტალიტარული რეჟიმის შედეგად მოწყვეტილ მოძმე რესპუბლიკებში, მათ შორის საქართველოში, სახელოვნებო პროცესების მართვა პოლიტბიუროს საგანგებო დადგენილებებით ხდება; ოფიციალურად იქმნება და მუშავდება სოციალისტური რეალიზმის სტილი, პირველ რიგში კი იდეოლოგია, რომლის პირველადი დანიშნულებაა, ხოტბა შეასხას მითს ბედნიერ პროლეტარზე. საერთო იდეოლოგიის დაცვა და გატარება სავალდებულო ნორმა ხდება ხელოვნების წარმომადგენელთათვის. ხელოვნების თითოეული დარგი სახელმწიფოს მხრიდან ფხიზლად კონტროლდება და მკაცრ ცენზურას ექვემდებარება.

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