100
years
100
arts
mission
The Armenian Genocide has left an irreversible trace in our history and in our spirits and the reflection of grief, yearning, hope is woven in chain in the Armenian fine arts. When human languages is powerless to express what happened in 1915, the language of art does have the power to do so. Different generations of Armenian famous artists have continuously addressed the great iniquity and the artworks dedicated to the Armenian Genocide have always had their unique places in their art. Armenian artists greatly contributed to the global acknowledgement of the Armenian Genocide thought their art. Many of these works have been exhibited to public but even more of them are unknown till today.
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100 years
CULTURAL GENOCIDE
Acts and measures undertaken to destroy the culture of a nation or an ethnic group is called "cultural genocide". Many facts prove that simultaneous with the massacres and deportation of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, the government of the Young Turks masterminded and implemented systematic destruction of the material testimonies of the Armenian civilization.
THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
A genocide is the organized extermination of a nation aiming to put an end to their collective existence. The extermination of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire and the surrounding regions during 1915-1923 is called the Armenian Genocide. Those massacres were masterminded and perpetrated by the government of Young Turks and were later finalized by the Kemalist government.
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100 arts
The anguish of the Armenian Genocide, which is being reborn with every Armenian, has its own reflection in the Armenian fine arts. Many Armenian well known artists have created artworks both in Armenia and in Diaspora that are the speaking witness of the Armenian great pain, loss and yearning. These artworks are also ode to the Armenian viable genes, will power of giving birth, living and creation. Genocide is the type of crime that does have any expiration date. Human speech is sometimes powerless in expressing those things that are possible to express only through art. These 100 artworks will continuously tell the world about the unhealed wound of the Armenian, millions of innocent victims, demolished heartlands, bowed churches, lost homeland and infinite belief. The power of art is undeniable and artworks are eternal.
Artist:
Hovhannes Aivazovsky
Title:
Night. Armenians Thrown Overboard, 1897
Location:
Armenian School, Beirut
Artist: Hovhannes Aivazovsky
Title: Night. Armenians Thrown Overboard, 1897
Location: Armenian School, Beirut
The Armenians inhabiting in the Ottoman empire have been continuously subjected to violence and massacres before the Armenian Genocide in 1915. Since 1894-96 more than hundred thousand Armenians have been massacred in various regions of the Western Armenia. This horrific and tragic news deeply influenced the world famous Hovhannes Aivazovsky. He expressed his pain and sufferings by creating series of painting such as "Night. Armenians thrown overboard", "The massacre of Trabizon", "Lord Byron visiting the Mekhitarist Congregation of ST Lazzaro", "Farewell" and the "Night. Tragedy at the Sea of Marmara" canvas as well.

Aivazovsky suddenly died in 1900 leaving the "Explosion of a Turkish warship" canvas unfinished on the molbert.
Artist:
Ervand Kochar
Title:
Erebuni - Yerevan, 1968
Location:
Ervand Kochar Museum, Yerevan
Artist: Ervand Kochar
Title: Erebuni - Yerevan, 1968
Location: Ervand Kochar Museum, Yerevan
By portraying the Guardian Angel on one pane of the spatial painting, holding a book over her head at the same height as the heavenly luminaries, Kochar emphasises the importance attached by the Armenian people to writing and literature, culture and science, hinting that the secret of our eternal existence lies in this kind of worship.

Kochar seems to have derived the image of the Angel from the old Armenian miniatures, maintaining even the colour traditions of our miniaturists.
Artist:
Sahak Poghosyan
Title:
Silecne of My Grandmother's Eyes, 2015
Location:
Artist's Collection
Artist: Sahak Poghosyan
Title: Silecne of My Grandmother's Eyes, 2015
Location: Artist's Collection
Sahak Poghosyan: "The project Silence of my grandmother's eyes has been a silent monologue for nearly 50 years... my paternal grandmother was the first person, who connected me with the surrounding world... in my memory I still carry the odor of my childhood, which I scented sleeping in my grandmother's embrace... it was a story with hazy colors, which I was always keen to depict…And now , presenting it, the silent sorrow of her blue eyes recovers in my memory, yelling out the hellish path of the Genocide… Surviving a real hell she never told about it ... she did not tell, but with the right of a survival she transmitted it to the ones who live ... carrying as a relic a patch of the blue sky of her lost homeland in her eyes ..."

Artist:
Samvel Khachatryan
Title:
On the Foreign Deserted Roads, 2015
Location:
Artist's Collection
Artist: Samvel Khachatryan
Title: On the Foreign Deserted Roads, 2015
Location: Artist's Collection
By naming the painting "On the foreign deserted roads" the artists tried to present the outcast state of the nation. These people were the ones who, sensing the upcoming disaster, made a decision to leave their homes and take the sojourn road. And these cruel feelings are reflected on their faces, as all the people in the painting don’t have a mouth and are headed towards the unknown on the foreign deserted roads.
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shared arts
Artist:
Adriana Angolian
Artist: Adriana Angolian
Live Memory, 1994
Artist:
Adriana Angolian
Artist: Adriana Angolian
Gold Universe, 2016
Artist:
Khoren Der Harootian
Artist: Khoren Der Harootian
Ani (bronze), 1963
Artist:
Alexander Sadoyan
Artist: Alexander Sadoyan
Immigration
Artist:
Alexander Sadoyan
Artist: Alexander Sadoyan
Untitled
Artist:
Levon Fljyan
Artist: Levon Fljyan
Our Ancestors-2 (from Pixel 2 project), 2012
Artist:
Kaloust Guedel
Artist: Kaloust Guedel
All Men are Created Alike, 2003
Artist:
Zareh
Artist: Zareh
Turkish Soup Made with Armenian Bones, 1998
Artist:
Zareh
Artist: Zareh
Artist:
Arthur Lazaryan
Artist: Arthur Lazaryan
Never Again
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