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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Elene Akhvlediani (Georgian: ელენე ახვლედიანი) (1898-1975) was a 20th century Georgian painter, graphic artist, and theater decorator.


Elena Akhvlediani, just as the other artists of her generation  David Kakabadze, Lado Gudiashvili and Keto Magalashvii - started her works in the early decades of the XX cen. The interests of Akhvlediani were diverse and included painting, drawing, stage and costume design, and book illustration. Especially prominent in her artistic legacy are the views of Tbilisi, the city in which she had lived many years.
 The character and inclinations of Akhvlediani had formed in her childhood and had little changed with the passing of time. Her parents were people out of the common. Her father, Dmitry Akhvlediani, born ina poor family, in his youth earned his living by giving private lessons. Her mother was Elizabeth Eristavi, a pricess by birth, who shared her husband's democratic views. Sh e also had to shoulder family cares: the education of her five children, singing lessons, and book reading in the evenings. Elena had a beautiful voice. As it was her dream to become a singer. But having chosen the profession of an artist, she did not give up music. In 1922 Elena entered the painting department of the Tiflis(Tbilisi) Academy of Arts. She spent about two years in Italy. Rome, Milan and especially Venice. She studied Italian language and was drawing a great deal. The artist exhibited her views of Paris and compositions devoted to Georgia in the Salons d'autumne and Salons des independants. Her work was received with approval by the French art critics. In 1926 her personal exhibition was held with success in the Qu atre Chemins Gallery in Paris and her pictures were bought by Paul Signac. The huge inheritence of Elena Akhvlediani's masterpieces is a priceless gift. She is the most-romantic and the inspired bard of her Mothr country.

Old Tbilisi - Ballade Of Tbilisi





















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