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Architecture in Javakheti – Grass Roofed Houses

In historical sources Javakheti (Zaabakhah) was first mentioned in 785 B.C in the inscription of the Urartu King Argyt I as a conquered side; Nowadays This part of Georgia is the most interesting place for traveling, because its undiscovered culture and unexplored areas. Landscapes are completely free and quiet from contemporary urban chaos; Samtskhe-Javakheti is […]

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Soviet Bus Stops from Abkhazia, Georgia

The famous Canadian-born photographer Christopher Herwig has spent fifteen years documenting bus stops in former Soviet countries. These years were full of interesting adventures and, more importantly, the diversity of designs across republics. Whilethe countries borderingWestern Europe are characterized by wood and soft forms, concrete and mosaic bus stops greeted Herwigin the Caucasus. It is […]

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Vera Pagava – Rarest Jewel of Georgian Painting

Vera Pagava is one of the rarest jewels of Georgian painting, she is especially interesting for those years when she worked away from her homeland. The beginning of the 20th century is one of the most important periods in Georgian history in terms of architecture, painting, theater, literature and other fields too. Galaktion Tabidze appears, […]

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Petre Otskheli – Space Inspiration in Theater and Cinematography

  The theatre and movie is an imaginary reality itself, flexible and attached to an exact story line at the same time, this is why the special mind, intuition and talent is required for creation of a tangible space for this abstract world. The main character of our Monday Inspiration today is Petre Otskheli, who […]

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Merab Abramishvili’s Art

  IDAAF’s Monday inspiration for today is one of the outstanding modern artists, who used to work on easel painting with the technique typical for medieval Georgian frescoes. The first inspiration for Merab Abramishvili himself were the murals seen by him in Ateni Sioni church during the expedition headed by his father. While copying the […]

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Monday Inspiration: Alexander Calder – ‘Next Step In SculptureIs Potion’

  Alexander Calder’s works were the main exposition for winter season 2015 in London, Tate Modern. For viewers there were displayed artist’s some juicy and cult works, where you could see the beginning, development and culmination of this great artist’s life. Sculptor with enormous talent doesn’t lose popularity even after his death and his work […]

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Imi Knoebel’s Every Colour

  “When there’s two of you, you only need half the courage”  Imi Knoebel is a German artist, who creates his works in a minimalist and reductionist perspective. His concept involves re-evaluation of color and shape in a given space. Imi Knoebel is surrounded by so many colours he has lost count. “I have 600, […]

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Alexander Kartveli – Aircraft Engineer And Design Genius

  “It is possible with reasonable advancement of our knowledge to go beyond the moon to Venus and Mars. Provided we retain enthusiasm, enterprise and daring.”-  Alexander Kartveli , 1958. On November 17th, Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia hosted an exhibition entirely dedicated to the biggest aircraft engineer, Alexander Kartveli. The exhibition presented life and works of the […]

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Tom Dixon – The Most Important Designer Of Modernity

  “If I had not been a designer, I would be a civil engineer, as inventing, planning and marketing for me are more interesting than actual design.”- Tom Dixon   Tom Dixon is a self-taught designer. He is currently the Creative Director of the brand ‘Tom Dixon’ specialising in Lighting, Furniture and Accessories.He is author […]

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ALDO ROSSI not as an Architect, but Product Designer

  Aldo Rossi (1931-1997) is one of the most influential Italian architects of the second half of the twentieth century, but beyond that, few people know that he is a product designer, theorist and artist as well. Aldo Rossi is the author of a number of urban theories. He’s architectural style is poetical, light and […]

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Andria Dolidze On The Rope

  Despite the fact that Andria Dolidze’s debut exhibition was held just two months ago, he already is a quite well-known young artist – especially within his generation. On December 14, Artarea space hosted his first exhibition entitled as “On the Rope”.  Curated by Nestan Abdushelishvili, the event was open for the week. Andria’s works […]

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Juan Muñoz

Today’s Monday inspiration is modernity’s one of the distinctive and important sculptors– JuanMuñoz. He is the man who depicted people in an absolutely different form and character in his works. The artist depicts his vision very interestingly with his rubber and bronze materials. All this gives the uniqueness to his works and makes him one […]

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IAKOB NIKOLADZE- First Professional Georgian Sculptor and Founder of Realistic Sculpture

Iakob Nikoladze – the first professional Georgian sculptor and founder of realistic sculpture.  A person, who had spent all his energy to study this field and then create masterpieces, as well as that, he was the one to upbring several generations of sculptors with whom he shared his knowledge. Iakob, son of Ivan Nicoladze was […]

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Genial Dogons settled in Corbusier

Dogons are ancient African tribes in the south of river Niger, who had refused Islamization and generally everything that is connected with the development of civilization. They still exist and are still separated from others, building their houses with clay-stone as before, wearing colourful clothes and living as happily as centuries ago. The constant clicking […]

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Amanda Wachob Tattoos

The world is full of bad tattoos and they are being hidden under the clothes, but there are artists who have turned their works into art and their creations on the body are much more expensive than other artists’ works on canvas. Amanda Vachob has artist diploma. After finishing education, the girl did not know […]

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