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Founder of realism in painting, courageous experimenter in photography

Artist: Gigo Gabashvili
Year: 1862-1936
Country: Georgia
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Video duration: 03:43

Gigo Gabashvili is recognised as one of the founders of realism in Georgian painting. Soviet ideological dogmas and strict puritanism dominated the artistic environment of 1920-30-ies. However, Gigo Gabashvili, who was recognised and valued by the Soviet regime, using the photo media, turned his art studio into the platform for visual experiments saturated with erotism.

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