Monday, December 9, 2013

Petros Konturajian (1905-56)


Petros Konturajian was an Armenian Painter who gained recognition as an illustrator and artist of successful painter of the city under the influence of Cubism.

Art Gallery of Armenia, Yerevan , Hayastani Petakan Patkerasrah, Martin Mikaelian, 1984, 159 pages

Leon Tutundjian (1905-1968)

Leon Tutundjian was an Artist, of Armenian origins, moved from Athens to Paris in 1924, where he initially frequented the Academic Rossi to then open up to Cubism. In 1926 he visited a Picasso exhibition at the Paul Rosenberg Gallery. He was struck by the artist's collages, but also by a painting with glass bead inserts.

Untitled, 1929

 Leon Tutundjian's collages reveal the Cubist heritage in the play of quadrangular and curved forms, but these geometric shapes are then overlapped with heterogeneous elements such as engravings, anatomical drawings, fragments of texts and portraits of famous personalities.


Sculpture 1900-1945: After Rodin by Penelope Curtis
Collage/collages: from cubism to new dada by Cristina Garbagna

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Ashod Zorian ( 1905-1971 )

Portrait of Hmayak Shems

Ashod Zorian  was an famous Egyptian - Armenian Painter, Draughtsman and Art Teacher.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Zareh Mutafian (1907-1980)


The Armenian painter Zareh Mutafian escaped in 1915 and took refuge in 1917 at the American orphanage run by the Near East Relief. He studied at the Mekhitarist College in Milan and the Murad Rafayelyan school in Venice before entering the famous Academy of Modern Arts at Milan. He held personal exhibitions in Zurich and Basel (1934). He won first prize in a portrait exhibition in Zurich.

Armenia : Vrej Nersessian - Clio Press, 1993 - History - 304 pages
Zareh Mutafian : 1907-1980 : Claude Mutafian, 1990

Friday, December 6, 2013

John Altoon (1924—1967)

  John Altoon was American painter of Armenian descent, was born in Los Angeles to working-class Armenian parents.He was Important figure of 1950-60s Los Angeles art.

 BEETHOVEN: SONATA NO: 30 AND 32; Victor Schiøler Piano, Capitol P 18046. Even the "low-brows" will be drawn to this interesting study of Beethoven's face. Cover designed by John Altoon.

Billboard 27 Apr 1957

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Georgy Yakulov (1884-1928)

Georgy Bogdanovich was Armenian artist, stage designer and former member of group Blue Rose. He was born in Tiflis and  studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1900–02). First exhibited in 1906 ("Association of Moscow Artists"); prior to 1917 took part in the exhibitions of ihe "World of Arts" group, and also in exhibitions in Vienna and Berlin. Rose to prominence as a stage designer after the Revolution.

Georgy Yakulov, set design for Mayakovsky's Mystery Bouffe (1920), which became the set design for Rienzi (1923

 Painted the sets for many of the productions in the Moscow Kamerny Theatre, the Habima Theatre Studio, for V/agner's opera Rienzi. etc. One ot his last works was the designing of the designing of the sets for the production of Prokofiev's ballet Le Pas d'acier, by Dia- ghilev and later on the stage of the Grand Opera in Paris.

The George Riabov collection of Russian art, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum
Sergei Prokofiev: Autobiography, Articles, Reminiscences
Wagner and Russia By Rosamund Bartlett