From the History of the Institute. Vakhtang Beridze

From the History of the Institute. Vakhtang Beridze
Author: Gallery Nectar, Timur Akhmetov
Publisher: Posta Press
Language: English, Georgian
Pages: 62
Size: 21 x 29.7 cm
Weight: 280 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9789941831249
Availability: In stock
Price: €25.00
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Vakhtang Beridze's (1914, Kutaisi – 2000, Tbilisi) album of caricatures, From the History of the Institute, created in 1941-1942 is a unique document that has not been published and has thus remained unknown to the general public. The album playfully depicts the first years of the Institute's foundation in the trying decade of the 40's, the temperament and habits of its founding scientists.

Giorgi Chubinashvili Institute of History of Georgian Art was founded in Tbilisi, in 1941. From the start, the Institute represented the principal centre for research in Georgian Art History. The group of young scientists gathered by the founder and the director of the Institute, Giorgi Chubinashvili, were the first generation of Georgian art historians. It was through the extensive work and dedication of these people that the History of Georgian Art became a scientific discipline, foundational studies were done in the field of Georgian art and creative heritage.

In 1936 Vakhtang Beridze graduated from the Transcaucasian Institute of Industry, Department of Architecture. From 1941 he was a staff member of the G. Chubinashvili Institute of History of Georgian Art. He became director of the same institute in 1973 and served as such until 1988 and then from 1996 to 2000. From 1988 to 1996 he served as Honorary Director, Member of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia and Honored Scientist of Georgia.