Late Georgian painter’s work exhibited in Paris

Demonstration in Imereti. David Kakabadze 1942., 12 Sep 2014 - 12:13, Tbilisi,Georgia

The work of a talented Georgian painter who died more than 50 years ago is set to go on display in a leading Paris museum.

Paintings from the late David Kakabadze will be exhibited at the Maillol Museum from September 17 to February 2015.

Yellow Mountain. David Kakabadze. 1934.

Kakabadze, who died in 1952, was regarded as a famous Georgian painter, graphic artist, theater and film designer, art researcher, art theorist and inventor. He was one of the first artists who introduced Georgian art to the global modernist movement.

Old Tbilisi. David Kakabadze.1944

The five-month exhibition will feature 40 of his unique artworks, whose constructive and decorative collages and graphic works from different periods, paints oils and watercolors, and presented from the private collection of Kakabadze’s family.

Self-portrait in front of the Mirror. David Kakabadze. 1917

The Musée Maillol was known for its high quality temporary exhibitions and permanent exhibition of works by French sculptor and painter Aristide Maillol.

The cubist composition. David Kakabadze.

The temporary exhibition of Kakabadze’s work was part of Georgia’s cultural rapprochement with the European Union (EU).

Georgia’s Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection and Silknet said it supported Kakabadze’s French exhibition.