Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts

Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts

About Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts

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The Art Museum of Georgia, named after Shalva Amiranashvili, nowadays known as the Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts is located in Tbilisi, on the Aleksander Pushkin Street, near Pushkin Square. It is the biggest and the largest state museum of fine arts in Georgia and is part of the Georgian National Museum. Here are preserved Georgian art patterns, from the ancient time to the modern period: Georgian goldsmith’s works, Shippo enamels, jewelers, and even artistic materials and fabrics. In the museum, there is conceived a rich collection of the newest, super modern Georgian paintings, as well as the sculptures and statues. Here you can see Georgian culture’s such unique art pieces, like the Zarzma Icon of Transfiguration, Bedia Chalice, Anchiskhati, Tamari’s Cross, the Icon of Laklakidzes’ and so on. The museum itself has an immeasurably unique collection of fine arts among the whole ex-Soviet Union countries, as well as in Western Europe and in Eastern countries. The building and the territory itself, where this museum is situated, was built in 1835, with the initiative of a rich and famous merchant, Jakob Zubalashvili, who also convened an architect from Switzerland- Bernardotsi. The interior is fully resolved in a classical style. At first, there was a functioning hotel, but from 1950, the art museum was born. The museum of Shalva Amiranashvili is highly artistic, pounded with unique exponents, actually, is the best place to visit and get acknowledged to Georgian art history and ancient culture as well.

Tags: #History #Culture #Museum #Historical Monument

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