Republic Square, a recognized center of Yerevan holds many unique cultural institutions in its open spaces. One of the most beautiful and harmonious ensemble of buildings fashioned square belongs simultaneously to two museums: the History of Armenia and Art Galleries. Both meetings were at the same time in 1921, once reasonable dividing the territory structure inherited them. History is on the lower floors, art on top. And next to the building there are many hotels in Armenia.
National Gallery of Armenia – is the main treasury of fine arts of the country. Largest, and most importantly in value to the collection, the gallery can compete with the leading museums of the world and is among the largest in the former Soviet space. It prides itself on its unique collection of paintings by Armenian masters – such a diversity of wealth you will not find in any other museum in the world. Here you can see many works of the greatest marine painter Ivan Aivazovsky, their meeting at the State Gallery is considered to be the most complete, and best reflects the evolution of the master. Turn this museum in the tour program to Armenia if you’re a fan of this artist.
In general, in the museum, in the exhibition halls, as well as in «the vaults», holds more than twenty thousand various paintings and other masterpieces of visual art. At the same time the art of Western Europe are presented about 350 different works of art. Although in this collection were selected creations of famous and recognized artists. These, no doubt, include authors such as Rubens, Kandinsky and Chagall, and it is by no means a complete list. Tour Operators of Armenia believe that this is a unique place for art lovers.
Pleasing to the eye and well, with taste and love, picked up a collection of masterpieces painted by renowned Russian painters such as Surikov, Bryullov and Repin.
But the main pride – it is unique in its size and composition of the collection of different works created by Armenian craftsmen in different eras. Here you can see the medieval, unique frescos and paintings of church members. This is not original, but talented and expertly made up, as the pick of the churches and temples images are not accepted. But the paintings belonging to the 18th century, it is undoubted originals. And the oldest and most famous paintings belong to this period, is the fruit of the works of famous Ovnatyanov family. This is a great dynasty, which existed for two centuries, and gave home and around the world five generations of brilliant artists, some of whom even became the ancestors of certain genres in Armenian art. In other halls of famous Armenian artists working at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in the genre of Impressionism, Expressionism, and more. It is well-known masters Surenyants, Saryan, Tadevosyan and others.
Noteworthy is the collection of Italian paintings, where you can find the work related back to the fourteenth century. One of the most enigmatic paintings called «Christmas» and belongs to the hand of an unknown artist, which the authors considered to circle the eminent maestro Botticelli. Mostly in Italian retrospect, one can find paintings of the High Renaissance. In the works of art displayed ancient stories and biblical themes. Although there are a few landscapes. The museum’s collection is constantly growing, for example, recently adopted a gallery in Bassano gift product. Several paintings of famous masters were exhibited here before. In Italian the halls you can see several portraits of the eighteenth century, painted bright artists Strozzi and Guercino. Modern works of European masters can be found only in the halls of the French and Spanish, and it is likely the web relating to the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The Gallery can be acquainted with the works of Flemish artists. The undoubted pearl of this collection – it is the paintings of Rubens and Van Dyck. And in addition they have bright works relating to painting and drawing, and belonging to a brush or pencil, not only by Flemish painters, but also the Dutch masters of the Golden Age.
But the biggest collection of paintings it boasts a school of French painters. Mainly presented paintings were created in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, in the era heyday of realism. It is to this school, and includes most of the works. Be sure to take a look at Dream masterpieces by Delacroix and Rousseau.
A small but very rich collection of Spanish paintings boasts works by masters such as Morales, Goya and Dali. Four of the last works of these authors Gallery has received a gift recently.
This amazing collection of paintings can be found on the Republic Square. To find out all the necessary information, just call before visiting the museum by phone 580812. National Gallery is pleased to see visitors from Tuesday to Sunday, leaving himself Monday on the output. Entry is open from ten in the morning until four in the afternoon.