Yervand Kochar (1899-1979)

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Yervand Kochar

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Kochar’s work is very varied, for he worked equally well in the spheres of sculpture, painting and graphic art. In the square by the train station in Yerevan, stands his superb monument to David of Sasun, a hero of the Armenian folk epic.

Kochar was born in Tiflis and studied in Moscow, and then spent 15 years living and working in Paris. ln the combination of typical Tiflis characters, elements of Cubism and classical drawing which was an intrinsic part of Kochar’s artistic approach lay the origin of his daring innovations. The artist’s Parisian period was also characterized by attempts to give his work a fourth dimension-time. Kochar’s expressive and dynamically constructed works produced under the general title “Painting in Space” are a mixture of sculpture and painting, allowing the spectator to look at the work from all sides. Some of the best examples of Kochar’s innovative work are in the Musee d’Art Moderne in Paris.

Don Quixote, 1951

Don Quixote, 1951

Man-Town, 1933

Man-Town, 1933

Woman with an Apple, 1926

Woman with an Apple, 1926

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