Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hovhannes Mrkuz ( 1642-1725 )

New Julfa had several famous painters.Avadick was a wealthy Armenian merchant who had resided in Italy for some years.On his return to Isfahan , he produced a number of paintings in the Armenian Churches of town.

Another painter of high repute Hovhannes Mrkuz, belonged to the clerical class.He has been credited by Khachatur Julayechi with the decorations of All Saviours Cathedral.

The fire, the star and the cross
By Aptin Khanbaghi

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