Aladashvili Natela

(1923, Tbilisi – 2006, Tbilisi) 

Art Historian, Prof. Dr. (1980), Professor (1983). She graduated from the Tbilisi State University, Department of History (1944) and took post-graduate training at the G. Chubinashvili Institute of History of Georgian Art (1946-1949). In 1950 she started to work in the same Institute, and from 1987 she was a Leading Researcher. From 1968 she lectured at the Tbilisi Academy of Fine Arts.  

Subject of her research work was medieval Georgian sculpture and its connection with the Byzantine, Armenian and Western European sculpture; identification of the general trends and stages of development of the Georgian monumental sculpture; medieval Georgian mural painting (in particular, the monuments of Svaneti); modern Georgian fine art. 

N. Aladashvili took part in the international symposia dedicated to Georgian art, interrelation of the Georgian and Byzantine art; she was participant of the International Congress of Byzantinists.   

  1. Nikortsminda Reliefs (About a Façade Sculpture in Medieval Georgia), Tbilisi, 1957;
  2. Murals of a Painter Tevdore in Zemo Svaneti, 1966 (co-authors G.Alibegashvili, A. Volskaya);
  3. Paints and Skills (About S. Virsaladze’s Creation), “Literaturnaya Gruziya”, 11, 1971;
  4. The Art of the Georgian Socialist Republic (1921-1941), “Iskusstvo Narodov SSSR”, vol. VII, M. 1972 (co-author G. Alibegashvili);
  5. Illustrations of Georgian Artists for the Works of Vazha-Pshavela, Ars Georgica, 7-B, Tbilisi, 1974;
  6. Medieval Monumental Sculpture of Georgia (5th-11th cc Façade Reliefs), M., 1977;
  7. Some Peculiarities of 10th-11th cc Georgian Façade Sculpture, materials of the II International Symposium of Georgian Art, Tbilisi, 1977;
  8. Altar Conch Compositions in the Churches in Svaneti, materials of the IV  International Symposium of Georgian Art, Tbilisi, 1983;
  9. Gli Affreshi in the book: I Tesoti Della Georgia, G. Alibegashvili, V. Beridze, A. Volskaya, L. Khuskivadze. Arnoldo Mondadori editore, Milano, 1984;
  10. Dimitri Tavadze (Theatre Artist), Tbilisi, 1986;
  11. Volkstümliche Strömung in der Mahlschule von Svaneti, materials of the V     International Symposium of Georgian Art, Bari – Leche, 1986;
  12. Façade Wall Painting in Zemo Svaneti, Ars Georgica, 9-A, Tbilisi, 1988 (co-author A. Volskaya);
  13. Iconographic Programme and Style of the Sculpture of a Column in the South Gallery of Oški Church, Georgia II, Bologna, 1988;
  14. The Issue of Interrelation of Different Branches of Medieval Georgian Sculpture, “Literatura da Khelovneba”, N1-6, Tbilisi, 1995;
  15. Deesis Composition in Georgian Sculpture in Correlation with its Portrayal in Byzantine Plastic Arts, materials of 1991Byzantine Art Historians XVIII Congress, Shepherdstown, 1996;
  16. Interpretation of the Theme of the Lord and the Virgin Glory in the Early Medieval Georgian Sculpture. Issues of Georgian Church, Georgian Ecclesiastical Writing and Christian Art, Tbilisi, 1998;
  17. Sculptural Décor and its Theological Programme of the 11th c Svetitskhoveli Temple in Mtskheta – Christianity, Past, Present and Future, Tbilisi, 2000;
  18. Zemo Svaneti, Medieval Art, a Guidebook, Tbilisi, 2001 (co-author R. Kenia);
  19. Presentation of Liturgy on Stone Reliefs (Early and Developed Middle Ages), Academia, N2, Tbilisi, 2001;
  20. The Issue of Correlation of Georgian Sculpture with Byzantine Sculpture (10th c Deesis Relief of Oshki Temple), Georgian Art Research, I, Tbilisi, 2001;
  21. The Place of Figured Reliefs in the Façade Décor of Doliskana Church, Georgian Art Research, II, Tbilisi, 2002;
  22. Un des monuments de l’école de peinture Svane (les peintures murales de l’église du Sauveur d’Adichi), AMΠΉΔΏN, collected articles dedicated to the memory of D. Muriki, vol. 1, Athens, 2003;
  23. South Portal of Khakhuli Temple, Georgian Art Research, III, Tbilisi, 2004.