Description of the painting by Niko Pirosmani “Janitor”

Description of the painting by Niko Pirosmani Janitor

The artist who painted in the style of primitivism, a man about whom many facts of the biography are restored after his death. This is Pirosmani, a Georgian talent who acquired and honed drawing skills on his own.

Many works of Pirosmani can cause misunderstanding, someone they delight. Self-taught artist did not know anything about the technique of painting, did not know the anatomical nuances, did not know how to draw. He tried to convey through the paper his emotions, feelings.

Pirosmani lived in poverty, painted in duhans, where the cheapest picture sometimes cost one glass of vodka. Despite the fact that he had the opportunity to change his life, go to the mountains, start farming, he chose painting. His drawings do not carry any ideological message, he did not borrow the genre. He did it on his own. In fact, it can be considered the parent of the genre – primitivism.

Animals play a big role in his work. Pirosmani depicted them usually rotated three-quarters, not like their real prototypes.

With even greater pleasure, the artist painted nature. Externally, his characters are calm. Inside – full of drama. Pirosmani used specific types of people to depict them in his paintings – they were peasants with children, cooks, janitors, organ-grinders. All compositions by the artist are static. Colors have their own special symbolic meaning.

The most famous work of the Georgian artist – “Janitor”, which he wrote in 1904, 14 years before his death.

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