GEORGIAN FEASTS BY NIKO PIROSMANI
Self-taught Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani (Niko Pirosmanashvili) (Georgian: ნიკო ფიროსმანი) produced an immense number of paintings, many of which have been lost over time. Posthumously, his reputation grew when his naïve style became admired in the art circles of Paris after the end of the First World War. Naïve art is a classification of art that is often characterized by a childlike simplicity in its subject matter and technique.
Themes chosen in naïve art frequently relate to the childhood of the artist, the place where they were born, the surroundings they grew up in, their livelihood and festive occasions. Pirosmani painted many scenes of feasts and celebrations.
Niko Pirosmani is revered in Georgia today and is affectionately referred to as ‘Nikala’. His paintings are considered a Georgian national treasure.