Saturday, March 17, 2012
Vanessa Kachadurian-Armenian Costume Art
YEREVAN. – The National Gallery of Armenia and Cosmopolitan Armenia magazine organize Fashion in Art exhibition which will last for a month.
It is also a unique exhibition of portraits, which includes women painted by famous Armenian artists.
The exhibition aims to present the clothing, which Armenian women wore in the past, including the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. Exhibition attendees will see special clothing belonging to different classes and periods painted by Vardges Surenyants, Alexander Bazhbeuk-Melikyan, Yervand Kochar, Petros Konturajyan, Minas Avetisyan, and Paravon Mirzoyan.
In addition to the high artistic value, the canvases also have documentary value.
People will imagine various figures through pictures and get acquainted with their clothing style. Majority of those figures with their attributes and clothing are already a history to nowadays people.
The exhibition also attempted to present the equivalent of typical clothing of past periods as compared to today’s clothing with colors, ornaments and other attributes. Discussions on fashion and art are planned during the exhibition.