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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.

Armenian orphans and Ethiopian music

Contribution and development

June 9, 2016
Armenian orphans and Ethiopian music
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.

Armenian carpet and Renaissance

Part I

June 3, 2016
Armenian carpet and Renaissance
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Eastern beauty

Armenian women by western artists

May 13, 2016
Eastern beauty
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.

Interesting facts about Armenian-Chinese ties

Armenian merchant authored first Chinese translation of Bible

April 27, 2016
Interesting facts about Armenian-Chinese ties
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.
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