“Pirosmanachvili (1862-1918), peintre de tradition populaire, peintre des fêtes, des travaux, des saisons, de sa Géorgie natale.
Peintre ambulant, chantant de village en village la couleur et la vie, l’amour et le bon vin à l’enseigne du bonheur, pauvre et méprisé mais rich d’un trésor d’images fraternelles.
Peintre de la geste de son peuple, grandeur nature, il mourut comme il vécut.”
“Recent years have witnessed a growing interest in the world in the work of self-taught painters, who have had no professional training and who by employing simple techniques and following only their vocation represented on canvas the world as their unsophisticated eyes saw it. Many of these painters were exceptionally talented.
The most remarkable among them is perhaps the wonderful Georgian painter Nico Pirosmanashvili, who as Jean A. Keim (The UNESCO Courier, No 10, October 1962) puts it, “far beyond Georgia, by virtue of his genius and humanity, belongs to world art.”
Like all genuine poplar art, his technique blends ancient traditions with imaginative representations of living reality. Despite his simple techniques, his paintings showing the old pre-revolution Georgia move viewers for their depth, force and sincerity. …”
Naïeve schilderkunst van rond 1900, meeste thema’s mythisch, sprookjesachtig, boerenland.
20 z/w en 40 kl afbeeldingen van schilderijen, meeste ervan tentoongesteld in de State Museum of Fine Arts of the Georgian Republic.