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Armenian Renaissance

Ahead of Europe

October 18, 2016
Armenian Renaissance
The Renaissance in Armenia started long before it arrived in Europe. Humanistic ideas characteristic for Renaissance were not re-opened in Armenia but ‘crystallized’ in line with the Christian norms. In Armenian reality, this period was the continuation of pre-Christian ideas, which evolved into new practice, giving birth to new art and outlook.

Sights for Armenians in Iran

Ahead of lifting visa requirements

June 28, 2016
Sights for Armenians in Iran
Armenia and Iran are going to lift visa requirements. Iranians are frequent guests in our country, while Armenian citizens visit Iran rather rarely. PanARMENIAN.Net represents some Armenian artifacts which are located in Iran and represent great historical and cultural value.

Saroyan against Hemingway

Conflict of two writers

June 17, 2016
Saroyan against Hemingway
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.

Master Momik

Innovator of his time

May 30, 2016
Master Momik
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.

Tigranes the Great and European opera

Armenian King in western culture

November 10, 2016
Tigranes the Great and European opera
Armenian King Tigranes the Great had served as a source of inspiration not only for the local historians and artists but also for European cultural luminaries. Being the hero of more than 20 operas, the King occupied a specific place in European music culture. PAN will tell about these operas and their authors.

Ghost of culture

Armenian, Greek, Assyrian and Jewish heritage of Ottoman Empire

August 12, 2016
Ghost of culture
In the framework of a cultural heritage inventory project, the Hrant Dink Foundation carried out a research on Armenian, Greek, Assyrian and Jewish churches, synagogues, monasteries, schools, hospitals and cemeteries in Turkey.

Kamo Nigaryan’s silent dialogue

Modest artist with great heritage

September 21, 2016
Kamo Nigaryan’s silent dialogue
When writing about painter Kamo Nigaryan, you come across some paradox, which can be compared to the feelings of an archaeologist who discovers an unknown object. He tries to understand the structure of the finding, its style and date of creation, as well as get any information about it. However, failing to find any info, the scientist produces his own conclusion, basing on his experience and impression from the discovery. No one knows how precise the conclusion is and there is a lot of room for speculation.

Armenian kings by Italian artists

Illustration of Armenian history

May 21, 2016
Armenian kings by Italian artists
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.

Hovhannes Aivazovsky’s works at int’l auctions

When the priceless is sold. Part II

May 26, 2016
Hovhannes Aivazovsky’s works at int’l auctions
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.

When the priceless is sold

Auctioned Armenian masterpieces

May 17, 2016
When the priceless is sold
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.
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