Yervand Kochar’s 101st Birthday Marked in Yerevan

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–On March 15–the Armenian Society of Cultural Ties marked the 101st birthday anniversary of the multi-talented Armenian painter and sculptor Yervand Kochar.

Kochar created with great skill in oil-painting–sculpture and graphics–combining profound thought with bright imagination. Chairman of the Armenian-Georgian Association Herbert Meliksetian noted in his opening speech that since his childhood–Kochar followed new trends in fine arts–and his early works were distinguished by maturity and exquisite taste. Kochar would certainly rank among the famed artists of the time if he had remained in Paris. Coming to Armenia–he revolutionized Armenian art.

In some of his paintings–the artist depicted his philosophic theory regarding the relationship between the human’soul and body. Kochar’s lofty ideas about the patriotism of the Armenian people and the nation’s heroic historical past led him to create monumen’s to David of Sasoon and Vardan Mamikonian.

"Kochar is one of the most sophisticated artists of Armenia. His sophistication is expressed by the great deal of ‘isms.’ In studying Kochar’s works we can easily come across symbolism–expressionism–abstractionism–dadaism–surrealism–cubism–etc.," said Candidate in Art Science Inga Kurtsens.

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