Georgian National Museum presents Zurab Nizharadze’s retrospective exhibition “Zurab Nizharadze 90” at D. Shevardnadze National Gallery.
The exposition will display paintings and graphic works from collections of GNM Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine arts and GNM Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, as well as from the private collections.
The exhibition aims to present each phase of Zurab Nizharadze’s artistic development, to collect peculiarities of each stage, bring together his art and exquisitely demonstrate his phenomenon. The exposition will serve as a reminder for the one part of society, while it will introduce art of a second half of the 20th century to the younger generation.
Zurab Nizharadze was nicknamed Pico by his friends – as a linkage to Picasso, mostly because of his special artistic viewpoint, creative freedom and endeavor to blue color. He is a representative of the multi-faceted generation of 50s artists. The generation, which has undergone a severe childhood due to political repressions and the Second World War, has developed the most important cultural processes in the late 50s.
During several decades since the 30s, despite the intensification of agitation and propaganda, Georgian culture did not lose its original artistic face and developed in all spheres of science and art.
On account of this processes, the new worldview and a new artistic approach revealed, which contradicted to the principles of socialist realism prevailing at that time. Among the artists of this generation Zurab Nizharadze’s work is one of the most distinguished and is characterized by a variety of genres, themes and techniques. During his long creative work, the artist is endlessly seeking for new inspirations.
At the beginning of his creative work, inspired by poetry, artist created paintings full of lyricism. Following stage – 60-70s’ painting is more concrete and refined, distinguished by the diversity of portraits. Since the 80s, Zurab Nizharadze has been devoted to the general themes, to the search of the philosophical principles and body language, its beauty and the harmonic rhythm of color and motion.
Opening: May 1, 7 pm
Duration: May 1-20
Address: D. Shevardnadze National Gallery, 11 Shota Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia.