The Saryan Museum is a State museum of one artist. It was founded in 27 November 1967. Martiros Saryan’s house-museum is located on Saryan 3 st. in Yerevan.
Martiros Saryan was the most eminent figure in Armenian painting of the 20th century (1880-1972), the forerunner and founder of the contemporary Armenian painting.
He had much more in common with French Post-Impressionist painters, such as Gauguin and Matisse. His quest for new art was shared by a group of young Russian artists, with whom he studied at the Moscow Art College. They formed a circle called “Blue Rose”, and Saryan took part in their exhibitions.
Saryan’s decorative approach fundamentally was yet concerned to convey the inner significance of the subject. The artist benefited much from travelling – he went to Constantinople, Egypt, Persia, Transcaucasia.
Saryan painted portraits, landscape, decorative panels and compositions. He also worked as an illustrator, with charcoal and pen-and-ink, and after Revolution tried his hand at stage design.
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Working hours: 10:00-17:00, Wednesday: 10:00-16:00