The Zdanevich Brothers
Kirill & Ilia
from 1892/4 to 1921
Polish traces in the Georgian Avant-garde
By Ketevan Kintsurashvili & David Janiashvili
About the Book
The book is dedicated to two brothers—Kirill (1892-1969) and Ilia (1894-1975) Zdanevich. They were Polish by their father, and Georgian by their mother. Kirill, the elder brother, was an artist and writer, whereas the younger Ilia was a poet, writer and book designer. Both played an important role and made an indelible contribution to the Georgian, Russian and international chapters of the history of the Avant-garde movement during the 1910s. In addition to their own artistic work, the Zdanevich brothers will also always be remembered for their discovery of the Georgian genius Niko Pirosmanashvili (1862-1918). The book focuses upon the period when the brothers were almost unseparated—from the birth of Kirill (1892) and later Ilia (1894) until the day when they parted ways in Istanbul in 1921. This is a period during which the brothers played a fundamental part in the formation and development of Tbilisi’s avant-garde.
Text - Ketevan Kintsurashvili
Design - David Janiashvili
Translation and editing: A–Z.ge
Size: 250×200 mm
Pages: 120 pp
Publisher: KJ ArtBooks, Tbilisi, Georgia
Printed in Lublin, Poland by Drukarnia Akapit
Fly into the World of Art
KJ Arts brings together two professionals:
Ketevan Kintsurashvili, art historian, & David Janiashvili, graphic designer and visual artist. Together, we create books on art and artists with the aim of not merely representing art works as individual finished products, but instead as the results of creative processes.
We unite our tools of expression, words and images, to take the reader on an endless journey of analysis and enjoyment.
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