Georgian art

Ceremonial crown from Georgia, an example of metalwork from the early modern period

Georgian art (Georgian: ქართული ხელოვნება) grew along with the development of the Georgian statehood, starting from the ancient kingdoms of Colchis and Iberia and flourishing in the Middle Ages during the Kingdom of Georgia. Because of Georgia's location at the intersection of continents and numerous civilizations, over the centuries the country attracted travelers, merchants, missionaries and conquerors of all kinds and creeds, all of which left marks on the country's cultural and artistic environment throughout its history. Georgian art tradition has thus experienced influences from Mesopotamian, Anatolian, Greek, Persian, Roman and Byzantine art throughout antiquity. It has further grown within the framework of Christian ecclesiastical and middle-eastern art of the Middle Ages, and ultimately it has evolved in the context of European and Russian art from the 19th century onwards.

Notable Georgian artists

Frescoes from the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, an example of Georgian medieval art depicting ships and monsters at sea.

See also

  • History of Georgia
  • Culture of Georgia

References

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Georgian Masterpieces.
  • Contemporary Georgian Art Portal - Ministry of Culture of Georgia
  • Tiflis Avenue Art Center Official Website
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