Mysterious Exhibition beyond Praise
02 May, 2013
Mysterious Exhibition beyond Praise
On April 26, Museum of Art presented over 100 works of Vladimer Kandelaki in painting and graphic art.
The painter’s works are multifaceted, which is confirmed by his diverse creativity. His artworks represent the synthesis of plastics and dynamics, realism and imagination. Thanks to his original and peculiar style, Vladimer Kandelaki used to astonish the public. Since 1990, his many expositions have taken place in Tbilisi, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Atlanta – this is an incomplete list of towns, where his
personal exhibitions were held. Within the years, the painter’s virtuoso technique becomes more and more sophisticated, while he is carrying on new experiments.
Vladimer Kandelaki, famous Georgian painter, Honorary Professor of Tbilisi Academy of Arts, Honored artist and holder of the Order of Honor, has an internationally recognized reputation. His works are original as well as national. As of 1990s, he has been working in the United States; Lela Tsitsuashvili, curator of the exhibition thanked him for organizing the transfer of his works from there to Georgia.
His colleagues and friends view Vladimer Kandelaki as a surprisingly industrious painter. “Laborare est orare, as the old Latins would say”, said Igor Chkheidze, his friend, engineer and philosopher, “This is the way Vladimer has chosen. He works from 7 am till late night. I believe that without a mystery that should be hidden in it, there is no piece of great work. In this respect, Vova’s works are extremely affluent. I remember the story when my friends and I were meeting the New Year together and he came running to my house, as it was difficult to get any means of transportation in those hard times. Why did he have to run? Because he could not stop working till the very last moment.”
Ia Bagration-Mukhraneli, experienced journalist, commented: “I haven’t seen such interesting and extremely Georgian exhibition for long time. He is the pupil of great Georgian maestro Sergo Kobuladze. Vladimer is constantly striving for something; for instance, he fights against poverty and other so-called ‘demons’. He has painted a jug town. It symbolizes a Georgian man’s character who might be almost hungry but he will do his best to treat his guests.”
The series of peacocks is something beyond praise. One of them is wrapped up in a net – beautiful like a bride , resembling captivated Georgia – what a pain, what a strong feeling of being a Georgian even when you live abroad. These works belong to different decades, starting from 1960s and ending today.
Vladimer Kandelaki is a great collector as well. The exhibition fills three halls and comprises collages, paintings and pieces from his collection. The exposition closes on May 10.
Print
Other Stories
Jvari Monastery reopened
Jvari Monastery in Mtskheta has been reopened.
Jvari Monastery closed for tourists
Jvari Monastery is temporarily closed for tourists.
Anita Rachvelishvili recognized as the best Verdi mezzo-soprano by Riccardo Muti
The New York Times has recently published an article about Georgian opera singer Anita Rachvelishvili.
Georgia to be a guest of honor in Paris in 2021
According to the director of the National Book center in Georgia Dea Metreveli, Georgia was offered to be a guest of honor at the annual book event in Paris in 2021.
Unknown painting of Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani uncovered in Georgia
Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani is among the most famous Georgian public figures.
Georgian opera singer Anita Rachvelishvili crowned as best classical music artist by the New York Times
In its end-of-year review about the best classical music of 2018, the newspaper frenetically celebrates Anita Rachvelishvili from Tbilisi.
Niko Pirosmani’s Georgian woman with Lechaki sold for 2 230 000 GBP
Niko pirosmani’s painting Georgian woman with Lechaki was sold at Sotheby’s for 2 230 000 GBP.
Nikortsminda Cathedral renovation works to finish successfully
Nikortsminda Cathedral is a Georgian Orthodox Church, located in Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia.
Georgian film “8 Minutes” wins 10 nominations on FICOCC
Georgian film “8 Minutes” became the winner for the 10 nominations on the Five Continents International Film Festival.
Ajika granted the status of an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Georgia
The traditional Megrelian and Abkhazian technology of Ajika, Georgian spicy sauce was inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Georgia list.
Mountains, cheese and the colors of the national flag – these are the most obvious things that the two small countries share. But there is more to it.
Claudio Margottini about Vardzia
Vardzia is a cave monastery in Samtskhe-Javakheti. Queen Tamar ordered the construction of Vardzia in the twelfth century.
International Model United Nations to be held in Tbilisi
For the first time In Georgia, International Model United Nations, organized by Kant’s Academy, will be held in Tbilisi.
Charity project COATS to help 369 vulnerable children
The 9th Community Outreach Project COATS 2018 will be hosted by Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel on Sunday, November 18th, 2018
“We try to make Georgia and its culture better known to the Swiss people”
The Swiss based society “Friends of Georgia” celebrates this year its 30 anniversary.
London hosted Qvevri Wine Festival
London hosted Qvevri Wine Festival on the 8th of November.
Shota Rustaveli among the world's top 30 writers
Shota Rustaveli is among the top 30 writers on www.ranker.com
Rituals related to wine-making in old Georgia
In old times, wine cellars used to be considered as a sacred place where certain rituals took place.
Niko Pirosmani paintings in Vienna, in the Albertina Museum
The Albertina Museum in Vienna, Austria has organized a solo exhibition of the works of Niko Pirosmani.
The Fourth Official Ceremony of the Welcome to Georgia! National Tourism Awards
On December 17, 2018 Rustaveli Theatre will host the most remarkable event of the Tourism and Hospitality industry of Georgia
Mtatsminda Panthenon – a necropolis of great Georgians
Mtatsminda Pantheon is a necropolis in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The portrait of the Georgian King Teimuraz II returns to Homeland
The portrait of the King Teimuraz II belongs to the collection of Bagrationi Dynasty
Georgian song Suliko performed at the Frankfurt Buchmesse 2018
Georgia was granted an incredible title this year.
Representatives of Georgian wine companies assess Georgian Wine Festival 2018
Georgian Wine Festival 2018 gives unique possibility to around 50 companies to present their wine to hundreds of Georgians and tourists.
PHOTO OF THE DAY

Exchange Rates
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
17.01.2019
18.01.2019
USD
1
USD
2.6634
2.6633
EUR
1
EUR
3.0363
3.0359
GBP
1
GBP
3.4259
3.4298
RUB
100
RUB
3.9891
4.0034