Louisiana poster with the work, Still Life, by Georgia's most famous artist and avant-garde hero, Niko Pirosmani (1862-1918), which Louisiana exhibits in the spring of 2023. Pirosmani made a living as a sign painter, and the streets of the capital, Tbilisi, were like a gallery for his art. In this still life, food and drink are brought together, isolated from the table they will once be on. Everything is ready. Customers can just select what they want.
There are only a few sources for the history of Pirosmani, but he is today described as the painter of the Georgian soul, culture and folk life. His pictures are straightforward, realistic in their simplicity, originally cropped and are about the humane space where the people are, eat and meet the animals.
The appeal of the images is simple, but also sophisticated because they work. With a few brushstrokes, Pirosmani transformed the everyday into the extraordinary. The portraits have the same intensity as Orthodox icons, and the images of the lion, the deer and the giraffe have something alluring and disturbing about them at the same time. Their eyes are staring at you. The black base color shines through the other colors - just like in the portraits.
Pirosmani lived and worked in Georgia's capital, Tbilisi, around the turn of the last century - as a self-taught sign painter and penniless vagabond. It was not until the first two decades of the 20th century that an artistic work unfolded for the urban wanderer with the painting tool in his suitcase. There is both the van Gogh myth and Henri Rousseau in the position he has come to occupy since then.
Pirosmani's entrance into art history is among the few documented stories about the legend. He is discovered as an artist by artists from the avant-garde milieu in Moscow and St. Petersburg, who in the second decade of the 20th century begin to orient themselves in the direction of expression, artistic practice and traditions that can undercut the hardened tastes of the time. A handful of works by Pirosmani are shown at the very famous exhibition Skydeskiven in 1913.
You understand the avant-garde milieu's sense of Pirosmani, whose images work - without detours. There is a presence, an immediacy, in his universe that has the clear appeal of the sign painter and expresses a great artistic talent.
Dimensions: 42 x 59.4 cm
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Frame: 12 mm
Material: Frame in solid oak and with high-quality acrylic glass.
Handmade in Italy.
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