Armenian Painting at “Tree of Traditions” Exhibit in St. Petersburg

AZG Armenian Daily #064, 08/04/2006

Exibition

ARMENIAN PAINTING REPRESENTED AT “TREE OF TRADITIONS” EXHIBITION IN
ST. PETERSBURG

“The Tree of Traditions” fine art exhibition is being held within the
framework of Armenia’s Year in Russia with the participation of
“Palaces of St. Petersburg” international music festival on March
30-April 10. According to the press release of “Mediatrend” company,
the artists participating in the exhibition are St. Petersburg
residents. 250 paintings, graphical works, sculptures and the samples
of decorative applied art are represented at the exhibition. The
pieces of the artists that created in 1960-ies and contributed to
development of art life in St. Petersbourg during these years occupy
the central part in the exhibition. In particular, such Armenian
artists as Zaven Arshakouni, Levon Hayrapetian, Levon Lazarev belong
to this period. While Valery Apinian, Ashot Khachatrian, Grigory
Grigorian, Lyova Beyboutian, Aleksander Aghabekov represented the
painting and sculpture of the 80-ies of XX century. The pieces by
most of these artists are exhibited at such museums as the
Tretyakovskaya State Gallery and the Russian Museum.

The official ceremony of opening the exhibition was held on March 30
in St. Petersbourg.

By Sousana Margarian

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