At different times in different cities of Georgia, exhibitions of paintings by the legendary and completely extraordinary Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani are held. Such an exhibition is worth visiting, even if you do not understand anything in painting or think that you do not understand. I would like to emphasize that it is mandatory to have an exhibition of his original paintings.
The first impression for many: bewilderment and the same “and I can do it.” But no. Only he could do that. Seemingly simple at first glance, the paintings cease to let go after a while. And you circle and circle for the second time, and the third, each time finding new details and feeling …. What?
This is an artist who painted with his heart. And the state of his brilliant soul while painting is transmitted to those who just come and look, without straining with criticism and useless remarks about the artist. A genius lives in his canvases and looks into your eyes and heart, if they are open for this.
Pirosmani showed the Georgians as they were, are and probably will be. And having started the inspection of the museum with the paintings of Pirosmani, and continuing the inspection by other artists, you will still return to Pirosmani later. Because he is alive, because he is real, because he is a Georgian who opens the soul of Georgia to people.