my comment to this post. I’ve also made a photo of her.

yep, Kochar. We (Yerevanians) was unable to see it for decades because it was located in the Mergelian institute courtyard, which was working on soviet defence projects thus restricted access. Her name is muse of cybernetics.

BTW, leftists. Kochar became famous and accepted in Paris, then decided to get back to Armenia, which was under Soviet rule at that time. So he even wrote an email to Stalin, and he made a Stalin bust with mechanical wheels in his head. Of course, sculpture was destroyed as soon as it reached Soviet Union, and Kochar was put to jail. After two years, his friends who were having strong positions in party were able to get him out of jail, however he already partly lost his hearing.

He was married, he left the wife in Paris, so that she could come later, when he would settle down. However, his wife never got a permit to enter USSR, and he never got a permit to leave USSR.

10 years later he married the other woman. He never did such courageous works, as he did back in Paris.

He found out the secret of wax paint, something similar was used by old Egyptians, this type of paint preserves much longer than oil paint. He got a patent from USSR, but with the remark, than he has no right to show this patent to anyone.

His museum in Yerevan is one of my favourite museums in the city.

#yerevan #muse_of_cybernetics #kochar #art #sculpture

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nice choice for the first day

The very first day I arrived in Yerevan, I went to the Yervand Kochar museum. It was very interesting. When I went to the Modern Art Museum, I couldn’t believe that I was standing right in front of Minas’s or Rodolf Khachatrian’s works.

#yerevan #armenia #repatriation #repat #art #kochar #minas #roudolf-khachatrian

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Yervand Kochar (Kocharian) ’s paintings in space

This guy made a mistake to return to Soviet Armenia, and USSR didn’t let him out anymore. He was put to jail immeditially. He had a wife in Paris. USSR refused her a visa. So they did not see each other anymore. I may tell you something more about this great painter.

#3d #art #paintings #paris #armenia #armenian #armenian-painters #ussr #cccp #ссср #freedom #yervand-kochar #kochar

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