Artist in focus • Edmond Kalandadze (ედმონდ კალანდაძე) was born on May 4, 1923, in Guria. Edmond Kalandadze was one of the forerunners of new art trends in Georgia. Mastering the techniques of Pompeian frescoes, and Renaissance and European painting, greatly contributed to the formation of the young artist’s pictorial language. Edmond Kalandadze’s art is based on the artistic embodiment of nature and human passions. The uniqueness of Kalandadze’s artistic language derives from his own perception and comprehension of the world, and of the coexistence of nature and man - the world and the individual. His works almost always create an impression of improvisation and artistic joy.