CULTURE:
The Artist ELENA AKHVLEDIANI

Elena Akhvlediani, just as the other artists of her generation – David Kakabadze, Lado Gudiashvili and Keto Magalashvili – started her works in the early decades of the twentieth century. These masters’ achievements, based on the legacy of national and European cultures, have largely determined the distinctive features of Georgian art and have not lost their importance to this day.
The interests of Akhvlediani were diverse and included painting, drawing, stage and costume design, and book illustration. But she has gone down in the history of Georgian art as, above all, a master of genre and lyrical landscape painting. Especially prominent in her artistic legacy are the views of Tbilisi, the city in which she had lived many years, which she loved as her own, and to the preservation of whose historical peculiarities she had given much of her energies.
The artist’s studio, in one of the Tbilisi twisting streets, was indeed a cultural center. The place where artists, actors, musicians, poets and her numerous friends often gathered.
The character and inclinations of Akhvlediani had formed in her childhood and had little changed with the passing of time.

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