Giorgi Chubinashvili National Research Centre
Academic Researchers Bibliography

Mariam Didebulidze

Art Historian, Senior Researcher of the Centre, Prof. Dr.

Research field: History of the medieval mural painting, rehabilitation of ancient towns, conservation of the medieval painting.

Activity: Lectures on Byzantine Painting at Tbilisi Theological Academy; lectures on the History of the Medieval Georgian Fine Art at Tbilisi Academy of Arts; Member of the Scientific Counsel at the Centre of Christian Architecture, Art and Restoration at the Georgian Patriarchate; Coordinator of the Fund for Protection of Georgian Cultural Heritage.

  1. Architecture of the Church in Old Gagra, - "Dzeglis Megobari", 1977, (in Georgian);
  2. Two Monuments of Thirteenth century Georgian Mural Painting in Imereti, - II International Symposium on Georgian Art, Tbilisi, 1983;
  3. The Architecture of Zenobani Church, - "Dzeglis Megobari", 1989, 4. (in Georgian);
  4. Architectural and Landscape Setting in the Medieval Georgian Mural Painting, - IV International Symposium on Georgian Art, Tbilisi, 1989;
  5. Thirteenth Century Mural Painting of Zenobani Church, - Reports of Georgian Academy of Sciences, Tbilisi, 1990, (in Georgian);
  6. The Vision of ST.Eustatios in the Medieval Georgian Art, - "Literatura da Khelovneba", Tbilisi, 1990, (in Georgian);
  7. Medieval Frescoes and Mosaics of Georgia, - "Wostok", 3, 1996, Koln; (in German);
  8. Architecture and wall painting in Tao-Klardjeti, (Exhibition catalogue), Tbilisi, 1996. In collaboration with D. Khoshtaria and N. Vacheishvili.
  9. Cultural Heritage of Georgia, Jerusalem, 2002 (Catalogue of the photo-exhibition);
  10. Legislation issues and  problems of the monument preservation, Deltion, 3, 2002, Thessalonike, pp. 59-67;
  11. Conservation of the Kintsvisi wall painting, Deltion, 3, 2002, Thessalonike, pp. 125-129;
  12. Конзервациjа зидног сликарства у Кинцвисиjу – пример интергративног прграма интервенисаньа, Гласник друштва конзерватора Србиjе, N 26, Београд, 2002; pp. 102-105, (in Serbian);
  13. Interrelation of the architecture and wall painting in the St. Nicholas church at Kintsvisi, ACADEMIA, v.3, Tbilisi, 2002, pp. 63-71. (in Georgian);
  14. Akhali monacemebi kintsvisis tsm. nikolozis XIII saukunis moxatulobis shesaxeb (New data  on the thirteenth century wall painting in the St. Nicholas church at Kintsvisi,) “Georgian Antiquities”, 1, Tbilisi, 2002, pp. 85-100. (in Georgian);
  15. Wall painting of the Holy Cross Monastery in Jerusalem, “Academia”, v.5 (A), Tbilisi, 2003, pp.26-33. (in Georgian); in collaboration with Dr. Mzia Djandjalia;
  16. The image of St. Sylvester in the wall painting   of St. Nicholas church at Kintsvisi, - Sudies on Georgian Art, Tbilisi, 2004, pp.87-89;
  17. Zur Restauration der mittelalterlichen Baudekmäler,  WOSTOK, Nr. 1,  Berlin, Frühjahr 2005, gv. 27-29;
  18. Sagvtismetkvelo polemikis asakhvis sakitkisatvis kintsvisis tsm. nikolozis tadzris mokhatulobashi (On  Reflection of Theological Disputes in the Programme of the Wall Painting of St. Nicholas Church at Kintsvisi),   Georgian Antiquities, 6, 2005, Tbilisi, pp. 121-122;
  19. “Qristianoba da qartuli xelovnebatmcodneoba” (Christianity and the Georgian art history), in “20 centuries of Christianity in Georgia”, Tbilisi, 2004. 137-149.;
  20. “Kartuli saeklesio mkhatvroba” (Georgian ecclesiastic painting) in Nateli qristesi-saqartvelo (Light of Christ – Georgia), Tbilisi, 2004. 833-851;
  21. “The cycle of life of St. Nickolas in the wall painting of Kintsvisi church”, Studies on Georgian Art, IV, Tbilisi, 2005, 31-34;
  22. “Kintsvisis st. nikolozis tadzris  mokhatulobis peradovneba” (Couloring of the wall paintng of the Church of St. Nickolas at Kintsvisi), Kavkasiis Macne, 12, Tbilisi, 2005, 152-154;
  23. “Kincvisis ts. nikolozis tadzris moxatulobis sheqmnis istoriidan” (History of creation of the wall painting of the church of St Nicholas at Kintsvisi), Proceedings of the Second International Symposium: Christianity in our Life: Past, Presant and Future, Tbilisi, 2005. 199;
  24. Житийный цикл Св. Николая в росписи начала 13-го века в Кинцвисском храме,  Кавказоведение, № 8, Москва, 2005, ст. 97-103;
  25. “Erovnuli formis sakitkhi qristianul xelovnebashi“(The issue of national form in the Christian art), Georgian Antiquities, N 7-8, 2005, 211-238;
  26. “Dziri iesesi kintsvisis ts. nikolozis tadzarshi” (The Tree of Jesse in the St, Nickolas church at Kintsvisi, ) ACADEMIA, v. 6-7, 41-49;
  27. M. Didebulidze, M. Janjalia, Wall painting of the Jerusalem Holy Cross Monastery, Proceedings of the 21st  International Congress of Byzantine studies, London, 2006; vol. III.  340- 341;
  28. Monuments of medieval wall painting in North-East Turkey (history and present state). Proceedings of the 21st  International Congress of Byzantine Studies, London, 2006; vol. III.   London, 2006. 341-342;
  29. ST. Nicholas in the 13th c. mural painting of Kintsvisi church, Georgia, ICONOGRAPHICA, Firenze, VI, 2007, (61-77);
  30. “Wall Painting”,  in Georgian Christian Art,  (Group of Authors), Tbilisi, 2008;
  31. Georgian pilgrimage routes and sites, in “Routes of Faith in the Medieval Mediterranean”; Proceedings of an International Symposium, Thessaloniki, November, 2007;  (Thessaloniki, 2008).  145-155;
  32. Ancient Georgian Art (in collaboration with D. Tumanishvili), Tbilisi, 2008;
  33. Kintsvisis tsm. Nikolozis tadzris XIII s-is damdegis moxatulobis feradovneba [Colorit of the thirteen century murals of St. Nicholas church at Kintsvisi], "Georgian Antiquities", N 11, 78-104;
  34. “Secular trends in the Georgian culture from the period of Queen Tamar and the contemporary wall painting”,  in the “Georgian Art in the Context of European and Asian Cultures”; proceedings of the V. Beridze 1st international Symposium of Georgian Culture;  June, 21-29, 2008.  (Tbilisi, 2009), 121-126Kintsvisis tsm. Nikolozis tadzris mokhatuloba tanadrouli bizantiuri mkhatvrobis konteqstshi [Murals of St. Nickolas church in context of the contemporary Byzantine painting], ACADEMIA, 1/2010, 69-88;
  35. Image of the Three Youths in Furnace on the background of the anti-heretical disputes in the end of the 12th c. in the Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium of Georgian Culture, Florence, November 2-9, 2009; (Tbilisi, 2011), 120-126;
  36. David Kakabadzis "Bretani" da shoreuli agmosavletis khelovneba ["Bretagne" by David Kakabadze and the art of  Far East], ACADEMIA, 2/2011, 36-51;
  37. Mural painting of the St. Nicholas church at  Kintsvisi in the context of contemprorary Byzantine painting, ACADEMIA, 1/2010, pp 69-88; (in Georgian);
  38. An iconographic peculiarity of the mural painting programes in the reign of Queen Tamar, Matsne, N 1, 2012, pp. 77-78 (in Georgian);
  39. The merit of Georgian Art History in preserving Christian culture during the Soviet rule; Logos, N 7/2013, p. 103-107 (in Georgian);
  40. Tao-Klarjeti murals; Interaction of Cultural Traditions, in: Synergies in visual culture, Festschrift für Gerhard Wolf,  München, 2013; 215-228.




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