THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
Gentle waves ripple along the ever-moving river in the foreground of the River Areni Painting as the body of water travels along the left-center of the painting. A man stands off to the right side of the riverbed admiring the water. Behind him are rows of trees with their leaves cast in varying shades of green and red, suggesting that the painting takes place on an autumn day. Mountains tower in the background, their sharp peaks leaning to and fro and cast in both the dwindling light and the shadows of a clearly dying day.
GETTING TO KNOW GEVORG AVAGYAN
Born in the year 1922 in a small town in Armenia, Gevorg Avagyan is a painter that represents some of the last remaining Old World Armenian artists that still cling to the classic style that was brought forth from there. Gevorg Avagyan studied at the Armenian Fine Arts College, followed by the Armenian Fine Arts Academy. He has worked with other talented artists in Armenia and was known as a master of creating not only portraiture, but of beautiful landscapes as well. Gevorg Avagyan still paints to this day and is still producing classic Armenian-style pieces.