YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–"The first exhibition of works by painter Mikael Poladian will become a good occasion for the artist to get firmly linked to his original roots," Director of the Armenian National Gallery Shahen Khachatrian said during the exhibition opening held at the Armenian National Gallery on September 8.
The painter granted six of the works on display–including "Today & Tomorrow,"Emancipation from Shadows,"Zvartnots as the Eternal Monument to Existence,"Upper Karabakh,"Earthquake,"Stop-Point," as well as two etchings by the French painter Daumier–to the Armenian National Gallery.
Poladian was born in Moscow–where he received his education. Since 1977 he has lived in Germany. Poladian is a member of the Oil-Painters & Art Critics Union of Germany. Poladian’s works have been put on displays in several dozen cities of the world. His personal exhibitions took place in Munich–Berlin and other cities of the world during which he earned numerous prizes and awards.
The exhibition of eight 18th century miniatures of Firdousi’s Shahname also opened in the same hall. The miniatures were granted to the Gallery by Armenian Americans Galust and Emma Soghomonian.
According to Shahen Khachatrian–over the recent period Armenia’s from the Diaspora have granted about 30 artworks to the Armenian National Gallery. These works of art have been showcased as part of the "Diaspora-Armenia" and "Biblical Armenia" displays as well as during this display.