Caucasian shepherd litho by Aslan Tsitaishvili
Tonight 13th/14th January starts the so called OLD NEW YEAR in Georgia (and other countries) after the old Julian calendar
and I greet you with this Lithography by Aslan Tsitaishvili
from Tbilisi, a great lithography master, wonderful teacher and thrilling story-teller, despite his age of 83 years he can be found working every day in his studio. Aslans and all artists Gaumardshoss ! As a young man Aslan fought against the German Army/Deutsche Wehrmacht and took part in the cruel Battle of Kursk
July 4, 1943 – August 23, 1943, where he stayed alive but was seriously wounded. The casualties in this six- weeks-battle on the side of the Soviets according to Wikipedia
: 607,737 dead, wounded, and captured on the German side: 200,000 dead, wounded, and captured.
Aslan and the Artists Union of Georgia kindly invite artists from Georgia and abroad to work and to produce in the old techniques of drawing and printing on lime stone.Aslan Tsitaishvili, 2005 in Tbilisi
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