the Middle Ages Armenian have constructed invaluable masterpieces. Till
now saving I shall sing freshness and brightness; the thinking them
is surprising conformable to selections of the modern artists. The tightened
feeling of color a stretch(extent) of centuries became one of defining
features of the Armenian painting. In a start(! by the begining of)
XX centuries the patriarch of the Soviet Armenian art on to a ground
has advanced the tendencies of national painting.
The picturesque culture of the Armenian people was exhibited and in
articles(workpieces) of the simple peasants, which one constructed every
possible subjects of a housekeeping, not thinking about their beauty
specially; to construct fine for them as is natural and is simple how
to plough ground and to travail children. , weaved by the coarsened
arms of the rural women, strike by skill to pick up most unexpected,
theoretically,apparently, incompatible colour ratioes, harmony and naturalness
to the similar nature; they are so delightful, as the tail units of
birds or on flanks of the butterflies are beautiful.
Creativity of the young figures of art a peculiar weather gauge demonstrating
a state of this or that national culture. Young specially
Sensitively react to trends of time, their products testify to the most
essential and perspective tendencies, visually determine as strong,
so occasionally and gentle sides of art looking ups. Acquainting with
art of a new generation, with everything, that in a nem is most talented,
original, original, it is necessary to experience both innovative spirit
and force of traditions, feature of the future and link with past; it
is possible to determine, as far as is severe and the heritage of the
people masters and in what measure it serves to problems of today. In
it, sense creativity of the deserved artist of republic , in which one
the features new, explicating, are and logical prolongation of traditions
of national art culture, introduces large value in communal progressing
of the Soviet Armenian painting. Not without reason wrote: " Will
be in our edges visit in gallery, in workshops of the artists. Go, for
example, to His cloths are a bright and impressive hymn to the sun,
they will tell to you, what fine is appeared by(with) southern edge
to eyes of the close traveller ".
was born on July 20, 1928 in distant and and communal by nothing remarkable
Armenian by one of few of republic, where there are no historical monuments
and special remarkables. However in each house protect any subjects
of a housekeeping, article(workpiece) of problem art, ornaments crossing
from generation to generation, of product of thin craft reaching large
art. In a housekeeping of family many from features were saved, which
one by coal tars accrued in the people and specially have taken roots
in rural families, here respect the truth, understand and appreciate
humour. Operation, bound about ground naturalness and simplicity in
circulation educate of the person same hereby, as well as nature, enclosing
it(him). Backbone, kind humour, authenticity, which one always feel
in the people, bound with ground, characterize also it .
Considerable role in becoming the artist have played Leningrad from
it(him) with anything by not comparable charm, and Academy of applied
arts. always with thanks recalls the friends on Institute of a name
And. Е. , teachers. In. L. In. , which one, training the students to
skill, did not foil natural development of their creative personality
And per student's years, and after a termination of institute went,
on much to Armenia, with greed studied the most ancient and modern historical
monuments which have incorporated wisdom of the people, his(its) genius,
and Armenian miniature, imbibeed an intellectual wealth created by the
largest Armenian artists and f
The present discovery as artist has taken place on " to the Exhibition
" in Yerevan (1962), where it(he) has faced mature of bright individuality.
His(its) products have received the highest estimation(rate) on the
part of numerous and . The known French artist at the presence of large
group of the visitors of the exhibition and quoters of press has exclaimed:
" This artist could rival to best Franciums ". Not , that
has age, becomes a history. The best tribute of tradition - to deposit
new to add to created by centuries. The tradition - is *least in repetition.
follows traditions of national painting, not turning in , not imitating
her(it). But such principles of art thinking, as opened sonorous color,
even coordination of a picturesque stress on all room of a cloth, rhythm
of lines, static character of the map, peculiar outlook with solutions
describing an art system ancient . These features in creativity express
in free development of individuality without the claim on a role ""
or """. National in art is determined due to bright individualities,
however it can not be arrested as once accepted stiffened concept. For
the truely talented person, what doubtlessly is , the knowledge of an
actuality goes not only and not so much through analysis created by
other masters, how many through own, experienced immediate and understanding
It is enough once to visit in to understand, as far as is connected
to the native nature and as far as she(it) more other sources promoted
birth and becoming of the artist. The nature is severe, is ascetic and
even on the maiden view is unattractive. In it(her) purely misses effective
, but it is impossible indifferently to drive on close and , it is necessary
to stay in delight before and fences, folded more often from of a rock
and so draining with the enclosing nature, as if were born together
with it(her). Childhood held in a native village, operation in a field
under ruthlessly singing rays of the sun, severe delineations of mountains,
the stories of the wise old men were not only school of life, but also
peculiar school of the art which has formed art the young men.
This foundation which was gobed up in childhood, installs reliance in
all experiments н of a selection of the artist. The biotic school promotes
creation of products allotted by force of ground and containing that
authenticity, which one institutes art of all times, not being by repetition
and copying of an actuality. Itself legiblly expresses judgement in
" The Artist blindly replicating a nature, is similar on , which
one mechanically mutters, not investigating in essence of the words.
, not thinking about sense, retries that was created up to him(it),
but the nature - not petrified book, not dogma, store-rooms of its treasures
opens out each by the clue. Blindly to play back visible - signifies
to be the artist of passive perception, signifies to not uncover, to
not understand the nature but only to write off from it ".
The method of operation differs from there is no time of the method,
abundant in the Armenian art, of painting. For him operation from a
nature only preparatory stage. And only in workshop, before a canvas,
feels by the parent. The dictators at creation of product can not be
neither nature, nor classics of painting, colleague. All this goes into
into sphere of opening-up to the creative moment. Before the artist
unmixed bright colours, also it is necessary, not killing their force,
comparing and arranging(locating) in the applicable harmonic ratioes,
to cause to sound them intensively and only; you see the art image arises
not only from particular motive, but also from his(its) colour solution.
In the issue it is not so important to write this house, this tree,
this mountain. It is important to construct a collective image opening
substance of a subject, nesting in this fissile ratio, subjective vision.
Deeply , for example, landscape """ (1960), it is possible
to refer which one under the right to most considerable products of
modern Armenian painting. An oilpainting due to generalizing of the
shapes and conditionality of a solution. Tension, of a colour formation
construct hitherto not meeting for one of modern Armenian a new beginning.
Dynamics of a landscape expresss not through exterior ., she will emanate
from and strengthened by contrast colour ratioes. Here visually activity
it also is brightly exhibited creative .
In consequent landscapes of the artist during several years there is
a same agricultural motive. Indefinitely in love in native edge, it
as if wants more and more of time to point out severe beauty . There
is a poetry in life . She here - and in beauty curved, arduously broken
through small, but proof of trees, and in clay , which one for long
years, probably, was steeled under the sun not less, than ceramic jugs
in board, and in dark openings of doors leading in the winter in heat,
and and most hot years days in a cool. All these feels as if are synthesized
in an oilpainting " ours " (1964). Sometimes enters in a landscape
of the people. Here again lone the woman for a wall clay .
All on - is coarse in these cloths: both figure, and painting are look-alike
to petrous Armenian ground. the landscapes are introduced to the Armenian
landscape painting by new qualities. purely negates clamping only of
particular motives. Each product contains something greater. Without
deliberate and claim on creation of a symbolical image the artist manages
to synthesize the nature in the most customary motive, it is convincing
and to transmit nature of Armenia.
has brought in national painting not only intensive, fresh colour vision,
but has constructed special, deeply modern image of the Armenian nature
hitherto unfamiliar, some kind of a collective image of severe mining
country. has written a series of cloths, national not only on the plots
and subjects, but also under the shape new and to modern Armenian painting.
Once in a log ""Tourist" were housed by a series of a
reproduction of two landscapes - " the End of September "
and """ . Here photograph, embodying moment of friendly
conversation of the artists, and variance years between them - of half-century.
It induces(guides) on some speculations. Not so long ago was cool to
reason on a problem " of the fathers and children ", the senses
about conflicts ostensibly existing in our company between the quoters
of miscellaneous breeds were distributed. The similar assertions are
dispossessed of substantial ground, for force of our art п of eligibility
Not incidentally youth loves and not incidentally it(he) so is warmly
responded about : " the Artists write dawn. The dawn - this mood,
is a light and darkness merged together. And very much few venture to
write the sun. At the sun all very much it is sharply, the sun breaks
the customary shapes, dislodges lines - to catch and to transmit all
and colours difficultly. is not afraid of brightness, it(he) has made
a pitch in a world of the sun. It is important, that it, not being retried,
has gone further; it is necessary, that it(he) did o
-p... " one of those Armenian artists, which one revert color of
painting. " Return of painting " - similar expression can
by strange, but go in , look through the yellowed pages of parchment
of the ancient manuscripts, on them in all magnificence the clean, sonorous
colours sparkle: cyan, yellow, green, red...
The color in creativity plays the most principled role. His(its) some
products but activity and tension have no to themselves equal in modern
Armenian painting. Certainly, it not end in itself. In itself activity
of gamma is not yet sufficient, she(it) can be cry; so the sparkling
polished copper near to is noble by brilliant gold cries. The harmonicity
of colour is instituted by a quantitative proportion of colors, their
dosage, weights which one is the feeling and eye of the artist. The
sounding of each colour depends on that surrounding, in which one she(it)
has got. A surrounding and the proportion with it(him) or muffles its(her)
intensity, or gives the greatest brightness and force of combustion.
the formation in cloths receives a full autonomies, that it is not necessary
to understand as something anarchist, not exposed to any laws. The self-sufficiency
is exhibited but ratio to a nature, for does not transfer the mechanically
colour properties existing in the given plant of the map. It(he) arranges
of a colour spot depending on their harmonic conformity in a cloth.
Similar free usage of color not only does not contradict figurative
thinking, and, vice-versa, it(him) and serves.
The iconic gallery created is miscellaneous. In many maps of the particular
people it(he) expresses generalized, thought, reaching symbolical sounding.
" a head to an arm and ", - this phrase love to retry the
old men in , telling about something. This move meets for many patterns
The artist frequently will convert to female portraits. At all discrepancy
, formal solutions all of them are allotted by uniform mood: thoughtful
, mysterious lyrics draining with of images. Apparently, the solution
of this state can be found not only in , but also in personal of the
artist, his(its) experiences, conformable cold of autumn. The surprising
colour of portraits associates with the darkening slightly lighted ancient
In this plan the cloth " the Girl with " (1966) is characteristic.
Here triumphs poetic .
Constructing rather great many of female portraits, anywhere does not
retry solutions. It is volume more important, that it(he) does not tend
to visible variety of exterior forms, and wishes more full to open images
of the people, to construct something deep, to attach figured palpable
Generalizing of an image - feature, defining best portraits . For example,
" the Portrait of the father " (1965) is valuable of an image
exhibited in a pose, in pulled down, tired, but strong, large arms of
the worker, in hardly bent to a head, in a clever wise face carelessly
hanging(carelessly hovering) clothes(clothing). Skill to penetrate into
substance of the person promotes neat disclosure of nature, eliciting
basic; on it notice of the spectator.
frequently will convert to an auto portrait, trying each time to expand
customary understanding of this genre. An oilpainting ""Artist"
(1963, was not saved) wrote within several years, made amendments until
has achieved desirable quality. Despite of a long-period operation,
the cloth at all ""racked". To some extent portrait this
is autobiographical. It(he) initiated immediately from a nature, but
then it wanted to reach(achieve) the greater synthesizing. The known
Soviet writer In. recalled: " Doubly I was in the master - скоп
of the young artist . Also should tell - it is the master with the ticket
long-range. The huge phenomen. He(it) has some masterpieces. First of
all I want to call it(him) " of the Artist " - a portrait
of surprising force ".
The artists of miscellaneous epoch and peoples as soon as did not figure
themselves! With a paintbrush in arms, with the wife on laps, with a
graphic pallet and in the magnificent order, in crowd of the people,
with the favourite pattern. It is seldom possible to see an auto portrait...
With in an arm, ordinary ""not aesthetic" , rising in
mountains among rockss and arduously punching to life. This,apparently,
casual part in many respects characterizes a ratio to life. The poetry
of his(its) creativity as is severe, as well as edge, which one it(he)
. The picturesque tissue of an auto portrait associates with with autumnal
foliage, mixed with black , and coarse petrous ground component a fragment
Than painting not so necessarily be pessimistic or optimistical to be
more relevant wise. By wise country calmness from " of an auto
Portrait with " (1967). The writer does not separate itself from
severe, coarsened from the sun and wind of the people native Vice-versa,
jealously underlines link with them, the transactions of the artist
same, as transactions of the farmer and , same gross and noble insists
To number of the best products it is necessary to refer a portrait of
his(its) mother (1967), surprising deep but psychological and formal
I plot. It(he) is written on memory and covered light, .
some times has converted to motive " the girl for a window "
and each time differently approached to his(its) solution, quite often
synthesizing a landscape, portrait and . ""Morning" (1965)
is written in a cold range of colours, the artist these years resorted
to which one frequently. The oilpainting flickers by any internal light.
The silvery, quiet colour transfers the spectator in atmosphere of a
The biotic truth and saturates a cloth " my parents " (1962)
- a definite stage of creativity of the artist. the confluence of images
of the people to a landscape is supervised in many cloths . Major, that
the large love to the people, to the native nature, to life institutes
figurative force of this oilpainting, -. The product -
""Occurring" (1965) is peculiar on premeditation and
performance(fulfillment) and other oilpainting -. Between clay , on
узенкой , there were two women. In their outline profiles, till a lengthy
dress, in communal atmosphere of a cloth of mystery. As if look in life
carved out by centuries. Strong the tree between is perceived as eternal
life meeting and which are seeing off breeds. The writer at all does
not render concrete a plot, the case from a living actuality "
does not tell ". Despite of avarice of facilitiess, oilpainting
about much. And first of all that the life is eternal, that so within
centuries the people meet, are divided by thoughts. Not incidentally
artist purely escapes signs of time. A modernity in his(its) language:
the images , they correspond(meet) to objective qualities of time and
at all subjectivity and originality transmit fissile, tight ratio of
our contemporary to life.
has written some capital cloths, bound from past native edge and people.
Best of them have deposited in new tints to progressing the Armenian
The parents in 1915 by a miracle were salvaged from genocide. Near -жура
in gorge there were some thousand innocent people. Still lively breed
seeing terrible events by the eyes. Many winter evenings conducted in
, for the center, were tracked by the stories of the eyewitnesses. Whether
not therefore the notes are felt in many operations irrespective of
a theme. Tersity, restraint, thoughtfulness institute also nature of
the artist. of cloths on a historical theme - silent eternal tribute
of memory perished.
To most considerable cloths it п, is referred " dear. The memory
of the parents " (1965 - 19G7), but it, as well as many products
, has perished but пожара*.
Oilpainting about tragical events of 1915. The tormented ground as if
in themselves the currents(streams) of a blood, above it(her) have hung
restless grey clouds. The severity of a landscape boosts . Each person
has closed in the mountain, each in loneliness thinks of the trouble,
but the terrible destiny aggregates all. Deeply experienced, the carefully
learnt theme many times varied. By the artist, the final solution has
not ripened yet. On a cloth one woman. They - to mountain. The stiffness
of a drama state is constructed not at the expense of the map of horrors;
the artist is far and from thought to retrieve any particular episode,
though he(it) learns many archive materials, photographs, documents.
After a deep intellectual trauma - of a fire of workshop, - which one
on time has suspended creative activities , the artist is active has
joined in operation and has constructed a series of considerable products,
among them - ""Meditation" (1972), on the republican
exhibition, and " " (1972, All-Union exhibition in Moscow
dedicated 50-летию of formation USSR). The writer of a paper in the
newspaper ""Truth" dedicated an analysis(disassembly)
of the exhibition, marks " a stress of color " in the last
oilpainting , " where baked national,, " ascends in careful
female arms similarly to the small hot sun... " Indeed in it(her)
is " a stress of color ", by beauty of harmony, optimistic
vision of life, with traditions of national painting and synchronism
with the best tendencies of modern progressive art.
The creativity has found a broad admission as in our country, and abroad.
His(its) products were on display in many cities of the Soviet Soyuz,
in the German Democratic Republic, Chechoslovakia, Mongolia, Yugoslavia,
Bulgaria, Hungary, Turkey, USA, Canada, Franciums, Austria. The numerous
recalls in press, monographics papers, essay about the artist testify
to large concern, which one calls his(its) art in the Soviet Soyuz and
In connection with the personal exhibition in Moscow a log " the
Soviet Soyuz " marked: " It is the very Armenian artist. And
very modern. Under the word " modern " is pleased frequently
and, certainly, insecurely understand, subject to all momentary styles
Is not present, is not those. It(he) without delay . Tradition - the
edge, ground, rockss (and you see Armenia,, all on rockss "), and
major, people. And this love to Armenia in bright, , clean tones...
Is transmitted to the spectator. Will stand for cloths and can tell:
I was in Armenia, I already much about it(her) know... His(its) colours
and for muscovites recently shone: the exhibition of the artist in a
State museum of art of the peoples of East has passed with large success
is referred to number is most actual of the Armenian artists demonstrating,
as in due course what to be to the useful people to express his(its)
expectations it is possible for on - any, but at indispensable a condition
- language, worthy art. For the artist such qualities, as talent, professionalism,
rich imagination and charm are happily combined. Almost everything,
what his(its) arm touches, is allotted by taste, clock tick and that
special breathing of ground, which one characterizes products most brightly
expressed national . And behind all by it boundless love and devotion
to ground of the grandparents. At huge talent it(he) very much , and
it does(makes) it(him) by one of the best masters of the Soviet fine
In a ground(basis) of creativity lays deep . It testifies, first of
all, that the Armenians not only exist as a nation, but also are developed;
it testifies to a celebration of ideas of national policies opening
all possibilities for revival of most ancient culture, art and science
of the Armenian people today.