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Martiros Saryan House-Museum
«The Earth is like a living being, it has its own soul; without the native soil and close contact with the Mother Country one cannot identify oneself, ones own soul»
These words of Martiros Sarian are substantiated in his unconventional art. Throughout his long, fruitful life he sublimated his boundless love for his fatherland, his consecration to the exalted ideals of serving the people.
The spacious halls of the three-storey building exhibit those hangings which the artist never parted with in his lifetime.
Naturally the collection is far from being complete, most of the artistic works gracing the museums of Moscow, Leningrad, Tbilisi, Kiev, Rostov on-the-Don and many other cities.
Every year the museum marks February 28 (M. Sarian's birthday) by a new exposition. Moreover, topical and red-letter day shows are often staged in the memorial-house.
«...Thanks to Martiros Sarian we are suffused with the light of Armenia... It is the light that has in the long run imprinted happiness on the fruit, on the mountains, and on the faces». «It is a re-discovered treasure-trove. That color is so beautiful that the ages will secure Sarian, along with our Matisse and Cezanne, a top-ranking place. Sarians position might even be higher, for he is the artist of happiness», wrote Louis Aragon.
The M. Sarian museum arranges recurrently traveling exhibitions, and the hangings of the past master are exposed to view both in our country and abroad.