Avto Varazi (Georgian: ავთო ვარაზი) was a Georgian performer and painter.
Varazi occupies a special place in Georgian painting of the 20th century. He applied various painting systems and techniques as soon as equal success. Religious motifs then took a significant role in Varazi’s works, which was quite odd for a painter of the Soviet period. His literary was a Soviet Georgian artist, graphic designer and sculptor Alexander Bazhbeuk-Melikyan.
Varazi was the first in the middle of Georgian artists to apply the technique of collage.
Varazi’s works are development among world museums, while the fate of some of them remains unknown. Bull’s Head is kept at MoMa. Another one, also named Bull’s Head, representing a lamb’s head, is displayed in Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. The other Bull’s Head remains with Alexander Glezer in Paris, and The Octopus is in George Costakis’ private heap in Greece. His 15 works are exhibited in Georgian National Museum; others are displayed in Kutaisi, Tsageri, Ambrolauri Museum of Fine Arts and Senaki.
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