Located in Kakheti, Dedoplistskaro Municipality, Village of Mirzaani; Distance from Tbilisi -135 km;
Niko Pirosmani (Niko Pirosmanashvili) (Georgian: ნიკო ფიროსმანი) is considered to be one of Georgia’s greatest artists.
Born in the village of Mirzaani in the Kakheti region, he taught himself to paint but it was only after his death in 1918 that his naive style became admired.
The Niko Pirosmanashvili State Museum was established in Pirosmani’s home village of Mirzaani in 1960 and includes his family house and an exhibition hall displaying some of the artist’s original works and personal belongings.
The Museum offers to visit dwelling house of 20th century legendary Georgian artist Nicko Pirosmanishvili (1862 - 1918) where several of his original works are presented in the exhibition halls. At the same time several pictures of the most celebrated Georgian artists are presented here, coupled with the world-famous lithograph of Pablo Picasso ‘Pirosmanishvili Portrait’. The museum possesses also the unique collection of old handmade kilims and carpets one of which was weaved by the artist’s mother. The museum has got rather large set of ethnographic material that clearly reflects traditional lifestyle of the historical province of Kizikhi.
Opening hours: 10:00 – 17:00, every day except Mondays.
Photos of the museum courtesy of the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection.