Niko Pirosmani

From 26. October 2018

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The ALBERTINA Museum is devoting a comprehensive solo exhibition to Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani (1862–1918). This autodidact, whose radiant and emphatic works frequently show animals or scenes from the life of old Georgia and its people, has come to be viewed as a hero of the avant-garde who deserves to be discovered. Niko Pirosmani’s conception of art is that of a wide-open field in which he, as a vagabond, has consciously chosen to lead a nomadic life. He wanders between city and country, inns and stalls, at the same time occupying the center of his community, with his works—produced in response to commissions—presented not in galleries and museums, but rather at inns, in taverns, and in shops. Niko Pirosmani thus embodies the vision of the artist as a clear-sighted outsider.

The exhibition is on view from October 26 2018 until January 27 2019.

‘‘Pirosmani‘s art should always be approached with an unprejudiced intellect and an open mind.
His art is a free language, a spontaneous adaptation of his nature formed by instinct.‘‘
- Ciprian Adrian Barsan

The exhibition is made possible by Infinitart Foundation.
It is organized by the ALBERTINA Museum and Infinitart Foundation in collaboration with the Georgian National Museum and Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles.

Image Gallery – 6 Images
Niko Pirosmani | Tatar Fruit Seller | © Infinitart Foundation
Niko Pirosmani | Tatar Fruit Seller | © Infinitart Foundation
Niko Pirosmani | The Kakhetian Train | © Infinitart Foundation
Niko Pirosmani | The Kakhetian Train | © Infinitart Foundation
Niko Pirosmani | White Sow with Pigs | © Infinitart Foundation
Niko Pirosmani | White Sow with Pigs | © Infinitart Foundation

 

  • General Sponsor Infinitart Foundation
  • Partner Julius Bär Lady Angela Nevill TS Foundation
  • Sponsor Bank of Georgia
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