Armenian National Gallery hosted an exhibition dedicated to 100th birth anniversary of sculptor, painter Nvard Zarian (1917-2005). 

Director at the Gallery Arman Tsaturyan stated in his opening remarks that the exhibition features not only the sculptural works of Zarian but also her graphic works that had been provided by the sculptor’s family. Tsaturyan added, he had asked the family to keep the works permanently at the Gallery due to their attractiveness to visitors and artistic value to represent the whole spectrum of the creative way of Nvard Zarian.

The coordinator of the exhibition Anahit Margayan noted that among the exhibits on display there are also 11 samples of fine art works drawn through various techniques, the portrait of the sculptor’s father – prominent Armenian writer and intellectual Gostan Zarian painted by Minas Avetisyan among them. In Margaryan’s words, the archive generously provided by the sculptor’s family was used in a beautiful clip.

Sculptor Nvard Zarian was born in Florence into the family of Armenian eminent writer Gostan Zarian and pianist Taguhi Shahnazarian. She spent her early childhood in Armenia for a short time, then almost all her life she lived in Italy. N. Zarian got her professional education at the Academies of Arts in Milan, Venice and Rome at distinguished sculptors Wildt and Zanelli.

In 1938, in Rome the artist participated in the pan-Italian exhibition of fine art for the first time and introduced her tufa statue “Maternity”. In the years of World War II, N. Zarian actively participated in the Italian resistance movement. After the war, she delivered lectures at the Academy of Arts of Rome. The latter acquired some works by the artist.

N. Zarian had personal exhibitions in Copenhagen, Oslo and elsewhere. She had exhibitions together with a group of Italian renowned artists including Guttuso and Cimara. In 1951, she took up the decorative sculptures of the new station of Rome. In 1964, N. Zarian introduced her works to Armenian art lovers. She donated twenty-five works to the National Gallery of Armenia.

Many works by the artist are housed in museums of various countries and in private collections.

Fonte: https://www.panorama.am/en/news/2018/03/16/Nvard-Zarian/1920471

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