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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.

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.