Saturday, December 8, 2012

Evargis ( 11th Century )

Last Supper from the Gospels by the Evargis, Taron, 1038
L'art armenien de l'ourartou a nos jours : oct. 1970-jan. 1971
An annotated list of Armenian New Testament manuscripts bz Erroll Franklin Rhodes
Dept. of Christian Studies, Rikkyo University, 1959 - Bible - 192 pages

Etchmiadzin Gospels

Annunciation to thе Virgin, Etchmiadzin Gospels, 6th-7th century.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Jirayr Zorthian ( 1911-2004 )

The Shipwreck, suggested by the burning of the Murro Castle, was painted by Jirayr Hamparzoom Zorthian, an Armenian who worked his way through Yale's School of Fine Arts doing carpentry and posing for art classes.

Jirayr used to be a wrestler.He attended anatomy classes at Yale's medical school, dissected a cadaver to study muscles for figures in this picture. Since graduating in 1936, Jirayr has been continuously employed painting murals.

LIFE - 12 Feb 1940