Hakob Hovnatanyan

  • February 23, 2019 / 15:00
  • March 10, 2019 / 13:00

Director: Sergey Parajanov
Soviet Union, 1967, 10',  color
French, Armenian with Turkish subtitles 

Sergey Parajanov offers an overview of the portrait painting of the man called “the Raphael of Tiflis”, Hakob Hovnatanyan (1806 – 1881). A distinguished member of the artistic dynasty of Hovnatanyan portrait painters, Hakob is widely seen as the founder of modern Armenian painting and a master of portraiture and miniatures. In his short documentary film about the artist, Parajanov combines sights and sounds from both Hovnatanyan’s paintings and 19th Century Tbilisi, bringing to dazzling life its artistic culture.

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