Yerevan Armenia Art
Last week I attended the second edition of the Armenian Art Fair, which brought contemporary art from around the world to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, for a few days. I traveled from my home in London, UK, and from New York City, USA, to Yereva, Armenia, to develop an initiative to promote and support cultural tourism and sustainability.
It is housed in a museum complex founded by the Armenian-American philanthropist Gerard Cafesjian and is the only museum named after an artist. It is one of the most famous museums in Armenia, simply because of its location and its incredible collection of artifacts. The entrance to the Sculpture Garden is free and it is today the most prominent meeting point in Armenia.
The last museum in Yerevan on our list is the Martiros Saryan Museum, which celebrates the life and work of famous Armenian artists. The works on display in this museum are all by artists such as Gagik Tsarukyan, Arsenian, Gevork Sargsyan and many others. This exhibition is presented in cooperation with the Museum of Contemporary Art of Armenia and the Armenian National Museum and features works by artists from all over the world, but also from Armenia, Turkey, Russia and other countries.
This museum is considered of the greatest importance in the capital and introduces us to Armenia and its history. The museum is located in the historical centre of Yerevan, in a historic building at the corner of Jervan Street and Vayots Dzor Street.
The centre consists of a newly built dormitory where international and regional students study in Yerevan and Armenia. Nevertheless, the artists will receive written translations of their works and access to the museum archive. While the history of contemporary Armenian art is being institutionalized, renewed attention to Armenia's cultural heritage and artistic heritage seems only a matter of time. This is evident from the recent opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Armenia in the historical centre of the city.
The study of Armenian art can thus contribute to understanding the controversial issues of Armenian cultural heritage and its place in the international community.
The National Gallery is an important part of Armenian history and a great place to learn about the history of the country and its cultural heritage and its people. The NGA houses the largest art collection in the world and one of its most important collections is the National Art Gallery of Armenia, which was created through donations from Armenian artists. The Armenian genocide committed by the Ottoman Empire against the Armenian diaspora during the First World War, largely due to the Soviet Union's support for the genocide, has undergone some changes, but is still recognised as one of the best in the entire Soviet Union. It is housed in a historic building in Yerevan, a city of 1.5 million inhabitants.
In 1947 the gallery was renamed the Armenian State Picture Gallery and in 1991 it was renamed the National Gallery of Armenia. Armenian artists began to paint on panels and canvases, and interest in European painting grew. European artists such as Henri Cartier - Bresson, Henri Matisse and Picasso became a new source of inspiration for Armenian Impressionists. The Art Department of the Museum, which consists of six halls, exhibits more than 1,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings and other works of art.
The Cafesjian Center of Arts is a center where you can find works of contemporary art collected by the collector Gerard Cafesjian from all over the world. Today he owns a collection of more than 1,000 works of contemporary art, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, ceramics, photographs and other works of art. The National Gallery of Armenia is one of the largest museums in the world that houses Armenian art. It has the largest collection in Armenia and the second largest in Europe, after the National Art Museum in Paris.
In 1921 - 1922 Kochar was elected a member of the HAYARTUN (House of Armenian Art) and a member of the exhibition committee of the Union of Armenian Artists. He studied at the National Museum of Art Armenia in Yerevan and at the Armenian Academy of Arts in Paris. Yervand Kochars continued to work in and around Yarevan and was appointed honorary artist in Armenia in 1956. He has also been a member of the Association of Artists of Azerbaijan and Armenia since 1988 and has established himself as a curator within Armenia over the last two decades.
Rafael was born in Leninakan (Gyumri, Armenia) and graduated from the Terlemetian College of Fine Arts in 1948. Alekyan was born in 1959 in Vedi (Armenia) and graduated in painting and sculpture from the National Museum of Art of Armenia in Yerevan with a doctorate in art history.
Armenian in his first year of teaching at the Terlemetic College of Fine Arts in Yerevan, where he taught until his retirement in 2010.