Conflict of two writers
June 17, 2016
The publication of William Saroyan’s first book in 1934 drew the ire of Ernest Hemingway, who felt insulted by Saroyan’s remarks in “Seventy Thousand Assyrians”. In January 1935 edition of Esquire magazine Hemingway poured harsh criticism on Saroyan.
Innovator of his time
May 30, 2016
The famous Noravank monastery (XIII—XIV centuries) lies 122km to the southeast of Yerevan. It was designed by representative of Gladzor School of miniature painting Momik Vardapet, a master of fine arts, sculptor, painter and calligrapher.
Illustration of Armenian history
May 21, 2016
At the end of the 19th century the Mekhitarist fathers requested famous Venetian artists to make an illustrated chronicle of Armenian history. The names of some are known to us: Giuliano Zasso, Giovanni Fusaro and Giuseppe Canella.
When the priceless is sold. Part II
May 26, 2016
The canvases by Armenian-born maritime artist Hovhannes (Ivan) Aivazovsky have always been in demand at international auctions, fetching millions of dollars. PAN presents the most expensive paintings by the great master.
Auctioned Armenian masterpieces
May 17, 2016
Armenian art pieces are not only displayed at museums across the globe but are also part of collections bought at prestigious actions Sotheby’s and Christie's. These are mostly medieval manuscripts and miniatures.
Contribution and development
June 9, 2016
Armenians have been living in Ethiopia for centuries; however, their contribution to the local music during the tenure of Emperor Haile Selassie I (1930-74) is the most interesting episode of this presence. PAN tells how Armenians found a place in the Ethiopian musical environment and promoted its development.
June 3, 2016
The culture of Armenian carpet weaving has the history of thousands of years. Archaeological findings, manuscripts and culturological research show that during centuries this craft was known both in neighboring countries and far away. It’s enough to mention that the oldest known carpet in the world, Pazyryk (5th century BC) was colored with vordan karmir (red dye-stuff made of Armenian cochineal), while researchers link its ornament to Armenian Highlands.
Armenian women by western artists
May 13, 2016
It’s not a secret that Armenian women have always been the source of inspiration for Armenian artists. However, a few know that the beauty of Armenian females attracted European and American painters as well. PanARMENIAN.Net presents the list of these paintings.
Armenian merchant authored first Chinese translation of Bible
April 27, 2016
PanARMENIAN.Net will tell about Hovhannes Ghazarian, who became one of the first translators of the Bible into the Chinese language. There are no Armenian sources referring to Hovhannes Ghazarian, more known as Joannes Lassar. The information about his courtesy we possess nowadays has originated from notes by English missionaries, who worked in China and India.
Smbataberd is one of the largest and oldest fortresses of Armenia and Syunik.
October 21, 2015
Smbataberd fortress is situated on top of a mountain southeast of Artabuynk (formerly known as Yeghegis) village of Armenia’s Vayots Dzor province. The real name of the fortress unknown, people call it Smbataberd (Smbat’s fortress) as King Smbat is buried in the village nearby. According to another version, the fortress was named after Smbat, Prince of Syunik. PAN Photo photographer Karo Sahakyan visited Smbataberd, as well as Tsakhats Kar Monastery located in the neighborhood.