Jun 14 2007

My Trip To Armenia 2001: Art Analysis in Armenia

Note: I am idiot because I didn’t take a very good picture, but this was 6 years ago. I thought I was able to get the whole painting when I took the picture, but apparently not.

Artwork Cross

This is one of the best pieces of art work that I have ever seen and if I had enough money to ship it home, I would have bought it. This was our first day actually walking around Yerevan and I didn’t want to spend most of my money right away, but unfortunately we never got to go back to the marketplace.

Description: From the bottom left (not visible) are three candles; one bent, one broken and one standing tall. Behind the candles is a fence with a padlock on it which is in front of Mt. Ararat. The Armenian Cross has a halo behind it and three horns with blood dripping off of it. Finally there are stairs that lead up and then fade away into the sun.

The following is my interpretation of the painting
Analysis: The candles that are standing straight, bent and broken symbolize hope. The fence with the lock on it is the border between Turkey and Armenia since Turkey took over Mt. Ararat after the Armenian Genocide in 1915. The Turkish government does not let Armenians into that part of the country because many want to climb the mountain and that is why there is a lock on the fence. The Armenian Cross with the halo behind it symbolizes Armenia being the first Christian nation and its relationship with Jesus Christ. The horns with the blood dripping from it is also in reference to the Armenian Genocide since 1.5 million Armenians were exterminated. Finally the stairs symbolize a stairway to heaven.

Once all of the pieces are brought together, the painting symbolizes that no matter how little hope there was for Armenians after the Genocide and Turkey taking over Armenia’s biggest symbol, the Armenian people kept fighting, kept moving on and kept on believing in the Lord Jesus Christ. Their faith in themselves, their country and God will let them always keep a stairway to heaven in their hearts.

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Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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