Martiros Sarian – Ararat and the Arch of Charents (1958)

“I do not know when the artist was born in me. Probably back in the days when I listened to my parents’ tales about our mountainous, fairy homeland and took delight in the many colors of flowers, butterflies and bees. Color, light, dream – that’s what got me carried away. Since childhood I loved Armenia…

Vardges Sureniants – Salomé (1907)

Vardges Sureniants (1860 – 1921) was an Armenian artist, considered the founder of historical painting in Armenia. Born in the Russian Empire in modern-day Georgia, he studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture and then went on to the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich where he continued studying architecture. Between 1885…