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Georgian culture


Georgian culture Georgia is a country with ancient and rich original culture which goes back as far as millennia. Its knowledge and recognition has crossed national borders and entered the international level to become the cultural legacy of the mankind.

Georgian monumental architecture, world-renowned art of singing and music, book miniature, rich spiritual and secular literature, colorful dances, jewelry, chasings and paintings along with the hospitable Georgian people are inalienable part of this ancient country.

The original geographical position of Georgia on the border between European and Asian continents reflected on its culture which absorbed Near-Eastern, European and local Caucasian traditions. The important trading ways crossing the territory of Georgia and connecting the north with the south, and the east with the west were the source of penetration for the elements of new cultures, traditions, trends, tendencies, doctrines etc. Deliberate wisdom of the Orient and progressing dynamism of the West met there in Georgia.

The period of the 11 th – the 12 th centuries were the Renaissance of Georgian state when monks in academies, churches and monasteries put forward new humanistic ideas. Even during the Middle Ages philosophy and historiography, theology and law, poetry and art prospered in Georgia . Architecture, astronomy, geography and other branches of knowledge were being developed. Applied art began to arise; especially jeweler's business and art of metals processing (chasing) which still prosper.

Blossoming of secular culture occurred in the 19 th century when Georgian writers and artists under the influence of European enriched the treasury of national and world art. The most considerable place n the treasury of spiritual culture of Georgian people is occupied by musical and dancing folklore - art of harmonious choral singing and national dances recognized all over the world.

Georgian Applied Art

The traditional Georgian applied art is mainly represented by high art items from ceramics, metal, wood, and bones. Georgia is famous for its fine jewelry, engraving on metal, armory. Read more...

Music and Dances (folklore)

There are just a few countries in the entire world with such a developed choral culture as in Georgia . The national originality of Georgian people fully is fully reflected in harmonious singing. Read more...

Literature

The first Georgian literary monuments are related to the 5th century AD. It is church literature of early Christianity – lives of the martyrs and saints, various treatises. Later went folklore – legends about heroes and didactic poems. Read more...

Painting and Architecture

Georgian painting is represented by the works of such masters as legendary Niko Pirosmani... Read more...

Theatre

Georgian dramaturgy goes back to the mid-19 th century. Its founder is the writer, translator and theater figure Georgi Eristavi (1811–1864). Read more...

Cinema

The birth of Georgian cinema is related to the beginning of the 20 th century. The first film was made in 1912. Back then nobody knew that Georgian movies would be recognized all over the world. Read more...

Museums

Georgia has about 100 museums. In Tbilisi alone there are more than 20 of them. The major museum of the country is the State Museum of Georgia named after Simon Dzhanashia transformed in 1919 from the Caucasian Museum (founded in 1852). Read more...

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