Bank Republic Bringing Cultures Together: Exhibition of Vera Pagava in Georgia

Bank Republic Bringing Cultures Together: Exhibition of Vera Pagava in Georgia

Bank Republic Bringing Cultures Together: Exhibition of Vera Pagava in Georgia

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The FINANCIAL -- On September 14, the Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery hosted the opening of the exhibition of the artworks of Vera Pagava, the immigrant Georgian artist.

 

la-cour-de-lcole--tiflis-19-43-405x60-huile-sur-toile.jpgThe FINANCIAL -- On September 14, the Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery hosted the opening of the exhibition of the artworks of Vera Pagava, the immigrant Georgian artist.

 

This is the first time her artworks are introduced to the Georgian society. The artworks were brought to Georgia with the financial assistance of Bank Republic.

 

The bank has traditionally supported cultural projects, as well as the initiatives aimed at bringing the cultures closer. in 2009, Bank Republic sponsored the first exhibition of Picasso in Georgia. The tradition continues with the exhibition of Vera Pagava’s paintings.

 

Vera Pagava’s family immigrated to France in 1919. They thought they would stay in Paris temporarily. However, due to many circumstances, they did not manage to come back to Georgia. Vera Pagava spent the rest of her life in Paris.

 

The artistic heritage of Vera Pagava became part of the French Culture. She was commonly recognized as the Painter of Light. While famous art galleries hosted her paintings, the name of Vera Pagava remained unknown to the Georgian society for a very long time.

 

“I knew Vera from childhood. She was friends with my mother. We often visited her at home. Her place was extraordinary, with its spiritual wealth and simplicity of interior. Vera treated us with tea and cakes. She never forgot about her identity and motherland. She was proud of where she was from. Vera always said, I am a Georgian and I am a painter, I am a woman and I am a painter.” Eliso Tarasashvili, head of Vera Pagava association, said at the opening of the exhibition.

 

Christian Carmagnolle, CEO of Bank Republic: “Bank Republic has established itself in Georgia as a socially responsible institution. Our long-standing clients and partners are well aware of our business model. With our innovative products and services we help them in successfully achieving their financial plans, contributing to the stable development of their family and business. Added to that, we strive to make our relationship with clients more interesting. In accordance with the international strategy of Société Générale group, Bank Republic is actively involved in the cultural life of the society where it operates. Therefore, we have traditionally supported the cultural heritage protection projects. We are happy to see that, with our support, the Georgian society will be able to appreciate the works of Vera Pagava.”

 

One of the paintings is called “Little Georgia” The art lovers will be able to “read” the messages contained in the artworks of Vera Pagava until mid-October.