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Armenian carpet in European artists’ works

Part II

September 2, 2016
Armenian carpet in European artists’ works
With its weaving peculiarities and aesthetic value, the Armenian carpet was highly prized in many countries, including Medieval Europe, where it was depicted by various artists. PanARMENIAN.Net continues to present the works in which the Armenian carpet found its worthy place.

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.

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.

Armenian culture at U.S. museums

Unique collections

August 1, 2016
Armenian culture at U.S. museums
Preserved through millennia, the Armenian culture is no being represented at various museums of the world. PanARMENIAN.Net will tell about the Armenian artifacts kept at museums across the United States.

Armenian landscapes: Smbataberd, Tsakhats Kar Monastery [Photoreport]

Smbataberd is one of the largest and oldest fortresses of Armenia and Syunik.

October 21, 2015
Armenian landscapes: Smbataberd, Tsakhats Kar Monastery [Photoreport]
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.

Game of Thrones: How well do you know the show?

Game of Thrones hit series won the hearts of millions of fans round the world keeping the viewers glued to the screens.

June 9, 2015
Game of Thrones: How well do you know the show?
Armenian audiences as well couldn't get enough of political intrigues in a fantasy environment of the Seven Kingdoms.

Aznavour: The Legend Returns

“The voice of a seemingly extinct volcano which sings to your heart, rather than ears..is heard throughout the world,” Aznavour’s biographer Yves Salgues wrote.

May 22, 2014
Aznavour: The Legend Returns
Some people are too good for words, no laudative description capable of fully expressing their greatness. Such is maestro Charles Aznavour: words are not necessary, just listen.

Born in New Orleans: Jazz pioneers celebrated April 30 (video)

In 2011, UNESCO designated April 30, as the official International Jazz Day, timed to the April 29 birthday of Duke Ellington.

 April 30, 2014
Born in New Orleans: Jazz pioneers celebrated April 30
The legend has it that jazz music was born in New Orleans, travelling on old paddle-steamers to Mississippi, Memphis, St. Louis, Chicago and finally, New York.

117th birth anniv. of great Armenian poet Yeghishe Charents

A victim of Stalinism, Charents was charged for "counterrevolutionary and nationalist activity" and imprisoned during the 1937 Great Purge.

March 13, 2014
117th birth anniv. of great Armenian poet Yeghishe Charents
Armenia marks the 117th birth anniversary of great poet Yeghishe Charents March 13. Charents was born Yeghishe Abgari Soghomonyan in Kars in 1897 to a family involved in the rug trade. His family hailed from the Armenian diaspora of Maku, Persia. He first attended an Armenian elementary school, but later transferred to a Russian technical secondary school in Kars from 1908 to 1912. He spent much of his time in reading. In 1912, he had his first poem published in the Armenian periodical Patani (Tiflis). Amid the upheavals of the First World War and the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire, he volunteered to fight in a detachment in 1915 for the Caucasian Front.