Art of Affection
26 September, 2013
Art of Affection
“Something must happen in your life, which will become a turning point for you later on”, an interesting artists Nato Sirbiladze says. For Natalia, this turning point has been love. “I was lucky enough when I found a very interesting person to whom I dedicated the whole of my creative energy and works. Even though he is no longer alive , he was the person who gave me the greatest energy and next to whom I wanted to be always
interesting and always resemble him...”
Having started at the age of 31, she indulged in more than 15 years of non-stop work: “Everyone was surprised, even me.” At the age of 21, while traveling by train, some guys talked to girls to flirt with them. When one of them asked Nato who she was by profession, she said: “an artist”. “It is not in my nature – I never deceive anybody. This innocent lie became fatal. Who could have imagined that after 10 years I would really start painting?” she smiles.
“Many artists used to say that it was impossible to teach me or correct something painted by me as I did not belong to any direction or genre. “ She is a self-made artist and has something in common with his great predecessor Niko Pirosmani, who was her main inspiration. Nato Sirbiladze sees this world in colors which are only hers. She has painted imitations of some series of Van Gogh, Gauguin, etc. However, her main brand is her ballerinas who remind the sweetest memories of her childhood.
Her paintings are transparent and purely like a child’s vision. Nato Sirbiladze, a woman in her 50s is not crafty at all. Her big candid eyes promise only kindness and faithfulness. She loves nature and humans and it is evident in her pictures. Her personal and professional creeds are closely linked and they express big affection towards everything and everybody. Of course, love for the man has taught her to love life and led her to self-realization; however, at her current age she believes that you have to be giving and be always open to the rest of the world. “Also, you have to love yourself and care for yourself, try to make yourself more perfect,” she says: ”For instance, I have been trying to cherish my muse. I wanted to be always interesting and clear. I believe that my colors won’t be as transparent as they are if I don’t not make sacrifice; that is, if I eat and drink too much. The balance and weight in the body are very important.”
Niko Pirosmani is the artist who has led her to the picturesque and endless world of painting. In her turn, she has painted a lot of things under his influence, but always with her own interpretation. I dare say that some influences are inevitable and positive, especially at the early stage of an artist.
Life is full of surprises. Who would have thought that her sole lie would come true? Who would have imagined that former librarian would become a famous painter? Great Jorge Borges, initially a librarian and later a distinguished author and critic, wrote: “Whole universe is a library. It is logical to think that the universe is endless. I daresay that the century’s problems resemble the library, which is endless and periodical.” Nato Sirbiladze follows her great colleague’s path in the labyrinths of universe, life and art. Her life has been extremely interesting and ample and a lot of things, we believe, are still ahead. Soon, the new book will be published; in it Nato Sirbiladze will be included among 32 other painters. “It is an honor for me and I thank everyone in charge for this wonderful gift”, she says and her kind blue eyes shine with energy and purity.
Nato Sirbiladze has had quite a number of exhibitions. She even has painted a series of icons. After one successful soiree, famous Georgian painter Gia Bughadze said: “This is the exquisite beauty from the upper spheres. God has sent this wonderful person to us as a bridge between heaven and the Earth. Believe me, if you hang a picture painted by her in your room, it will clean your atmosphere.” On 15 October, Nato Sirbiladze’s new exhibition will be opened.

Print
Other Stories
The Fourth Official Ceremony of the Welcome to Georgia! National Tourism Awards
On December 3, 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.
Representatives of the government attend Georgian Wine Festival 2018
“Georgian Wine Festival 2018 is a celebration of a successful Rtveli (vintage)” – says minister of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia Levan Davitashvili.
Tourists speak about Georgian wine at the Georgian Wine Festival 2018
Georgian Wine Festival 2018 has been going on for several hours already on the Shardeni Street in Tbilisi.
Georgian Wine Festival 2018 kicks off on the 13th of October
Actors from the Motion theatre, drummers, fire show, Georgian folklore and the most important – Georgian wine – this is a short list of activities available at the Georgian Wine Festival
Khatia Buniatishvili opens the Frankfurt Book Fair
On the 9th of October, The Frankfurt Book Fair officially commenced.
Palitra L to be presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair
This year Georgia has an incredible opportunity to introduce its culture, history and cuisine to the world.
Tbilisoba 2018 in photos
Tbilisoba is an annual festival held on the last weekend of October but this year it takes place on the first weekend of October.
Schedule for the Tbilisoba 2018
Tbilisoba 2018 will start today, on the 6th of October and last until the 7th of October.
Tbilisoba 2018 to be celebrated in Moscow
Tbilisoba is an annual festival held on the last weekend of October but this year it takes place on the first weekend of October.
Georgian alphabet in the metro of Frankfurt
Frankfurt U-Bahn has been decorated with the posters of Georgian alphabet.
A crucial year for fighting climate change: The EU steps up international cooperation on Paris Agreement implementation
The scale of the climate challenges we face today and in the future is clear.
Extraordinary photography – Gigo Gabashvili
Gigo Gabashvili was a Georgian painter and photographer (1862-1936).
Georgian dance Davluri
There are different varieties of the Georgian dance.
Georgia as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair
The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world’s biggest book fair.
Katie Melua Performs in Georgia on her own birthday
On the 16th of September, Georgia hosted the Georgian born British singer Katie Melua in European Square, Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia.
Khatia Buniatishvili performs in Georgia
On the 15th of September, Khatia Buniatishvili performed with the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Vakhtang Kakhidze at the Djansug Kakhidze Tbilisi Center for Music & Culture
Georgian pianist Nicolas Namoradze wins Honens 2018
The Georgian pianist Nicolas Namoradze has become a Honens Prize Laureate. The Honens Piano Competition takes place every three years.
Katie Melua to give a concert in Georgia
Katie Melua, the Georgian-British singer and songwriter, will perform in Georgia. The concert will take place at 21:0 in Europe square on 16th of September, Tbilisi.
Mikhail Baryshnikov to perform in Georgia
The Latvian born Russian / American ballet dancer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov has arrived in Georgia.
A dance with daggers performed by the Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet
The Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet perform the dance called Khanjluri, or a dance with daggers.
Sno – Georgian dance performed by the Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet
Previously we have published the Georgian dance – very traditional and one of the oldest in the history of Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Exchange Rates
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
16.11.2018
17.11.2018
USD
1
USD
2.6818
2.6727
EUR
1
EUR
3.0299
3.0268
GBP
1
GBP
3.4332
3.4240
RUB
100
RUB
4.0185
4.0447