The exhibit represents sketches of stage decorations, graphic compositions, Persian miniatures, French and German engravings, color lithographs and other precious exhibits preserved in the Art Palace of Georgia.
The decoration sketch for the play 'The Masses Man" was created by Georgian cinema and theatre painter Irakli Gamrekeli. From 1921, collaborating with two great producers-reformers of Georgian theatre, K. Marjanishvili and S. Akhmeteli. Gamrekeli actively participated in the artistic life of Tbilisi and was fascinated with avant-garde tendencies.
This canvas, created in 1883, can be considered as the first illustration of Shakespeare's work in Georgia. At the same time, artist and actor Vasily Balanchivadze (1870-1950) created William Shakespeare's first Georgian portrait with a 19th century engraving and with his own interpretations. The work is distinguished for its exceptional originality, look and colour palette.
Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography - Art Palace