National Museum hosts exhibition of embroidery icons
Author: Natalie Mchedlishvili
Georgian National Museum hosts Mikheil Mchedlishvili exhibition of embroidery icons today at 17:00.
The event will exhibit 40 icons, including St. Ioane Okropiri, St. Elia the Foreteller, Archangels Gabriel and Michael, St. Svimeon, St. Grigol Khandzteli and others.
“Mikheil Mchedlishvili’s work of art remains one of the interesting pages in the modern church art. He chose the rarest and the most labor-consuming type of drawing the icons – embroidery,” Ano Verulashvili, Georgian National Museum public relations manager, told Georgia Today.
Mchedlishvili was born in 1950 and since 1976 he has been working in a jewelry salon as a painter and has served at the Georgian Patriarchy. In 1996, the Georgian Embassy invited Mchedlishvili to hold an exhibition in Russia, where he stayed for 12 years together with his family. He became a member of the Unity of Russian Painters, and a laureate of various exhibition-contests, where he was awarded for his Orthodox art. In 2008 he returned to Tbilisi.
The exhibition will last until Jan. 8.
16 December Wed 2009, 17:46:05