The Magic Mountain

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Tbilisi, the second half of the 20th century

21 painting

On paper and cardboard

mixed media, watercolor, gouache, ink

In Vladimer Alexi-Meskhishvili‘s various paintings, utopian cities hanging on a rock or on a mountain slope play a significant role.

Lana Ghoghoberidze, Alexi-Meskhishvili’s wife, recalls, that: “he was really painting all the time, in the studio, at home, at work, everywhere…  Once I asked him about one drawing, whether it was real or not? And Lado answered: ‘I could have built such a city’. It was true – he really painted mostly his desirable city, located as terraces in rocky, mountainous area.”

Gogoberidze, Lana. What I remember and as I remember. Tbilisi 2020. ISBN-9789941304811