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Friday, February 19, 2010

A Visit at Elene Akhvlediani's studio

One of the well known Georgian Artists is Elene Akhvlediani, who lived from 1901 till 1975. She was one talented artist of her generation with - David Kakabadze, Lado Gudiashvili and Keto Magalashvili - to start her works in the early decades of the Twentieth century in Paris.

When showing her new paintings in a Parisian Gallery, Georgian Landscapes from memory, Picasso asked her to buy this Painting "Kakheti" from 1924

From Studio visit Elene Akhvlediani

but she refused to sell it.

Picasso liked her attitude and gave her this print (Litho ?) with his dedication. (It was stolen in the 1990s and is still lost.)

From Studio visit Elene Akhvlediani

She was a strong and powerful character, both in her work and in life.

From Studio visit Elene Akhvlediani

On this image she is seen together with another famous Georgian "Parisian" Artist, Lado Gudiashvili.

You can visit her Studio on Kiacheli Street 12, which is a House-Museum of Elene Akhvlediani today and get told wonderful stories about her life buy the charming guide Tamila. Find this venue here on Gowalla: http://gowalla.com/spots/580477

Open from Tuesday till Saturday from 12- 4 pm.

Impressions:

From Studio visit Elene Akhvlediani


From Studio visit Elene Akhvlediani


From Studio visit Elene Akhvlediani


From Studio visit Elene Akhvlediani
On this piano in her house often played Sviatoslav Richter


From Studio visit Elene Akhvlediani


From Studio visit Elene Akhvlediani
I am proud to stand next to her house' Dedas Bodzi Column

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful work. I aspire to reach some level of appreciated work.

    Artist in training, Bee

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