the world–renowned works of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael,
Botticelli, Titian and other great Italian artists, the National Museum of
Georgia will now host "Bernini School and Roman Baroque".
was opened at D. Shevardnadze National Gallery.
exhibition was officially opened by the Minister of Education, Science, Culture
and Sports of Georgia -Mikheil Batiashvili, the Italian Ambassador to Georgia -
Antonio Bartolli, the Director of Georgian National Museum – David Lortkipanidze
and the Head of National Tourism Administration- Giorgi Chogovadze.
is very important that a series of unique exhibitions are still available at
the National Museum in Georgia. The young people and students, have a wonderful
opportunity to view the exhibition as much as possible through our multiple
educational programs. This is another good example of how merge culture and
education for our youth and the future generation, in general. We are working
very closely with the National Museum in this regard”. – Stated Mikheil
Batiashvili – the Minister of Education, Science and Sport of Georgia.
Until November 25, 2018, D. Shevardnadze National Gallery will exhibit the
masterpieces of Bernini and other Italian masters of the 17th century, which
are preserved in the Roman Baroque Museum near Rome, in Pallazo Chigi in
The exhibition consists of 60 works. Among them are: painting and graphic
portraits, self-portraits, landscapes, preparations for different frescos,
bronze medals, wall decorations - leather and silk hangers, decorative lamps
The works perfectly illustrate that genre and overall gusto of that aspect
of visual arts that pretty much defined Baroque aesthetics and, at the same
time, established the spiritual, moral and communication narrative for the
Roman Catholic Church. Apart from the paintings of historical, allegorical,
religious and mythological themes, the exhibition will also entail works of
rather characteristic nature, true to its era.
Additionally, the exhibition is accompanied by educational programs and public
lectures suitable for a variety of different age groups.
On September 10, the first public lecture at the National Gallery was held by
Francesco Petrucci, the Director of the Museum - Pallazo Chigi in Ariccia.
The project is the result of close cooperation between the Italian Embassy to
Georgia and the Georgian National Museum and is implemented within the scope of
the Georgian Government's Check-in-Georgia project.
The initiative is also supported by: the Ministry of Education, Science,
Culture and Sport; the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development,
Georgian National Tourism Administration, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and International Cooperation and the project - "VivereALL'Italiana".
Furthermore, the exhibition is supported by: DBA, Salini Impregilo, VTB Bank,
Leonardo, Gulf, and Anas.
The exhibition is being conducted with a joint collaboration of Palazzo Chigi
and Global Project Consulting.
Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini (Naples 1598 - Rome 1680) – is perceived as a great
strategist of Baroque art. For over half a century, he occupied a role of a
counselor at numerous Papal offices. He is known as a sculptor and an
architect, but at the same time he was a painter, screenwriter, actor and a
famous comedian. The manifestation of his versatile talents is exuberated in
his luxurious and fabulous decorations, in his diversity, through which he
demonstrates his flawless style for the ornamental details - the expression of
excellence in all types of art.