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Ervand Kochar Museum, Yerevan

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Appreciate colorful early modernist 3D paintings and graphic artworks at Ervand Kochar Museum, a small museum in downtown Yerevan. The building houses a substantial collection of work detailing the life and opus of Ervand Kocher, a prominent Soviet Armenian avant-garde sculptor and a pioneer of 4D art thought. Known in the West as the founder of the Painting in Space movement in the 1930s, synthesizing painting, graphic art, and sculpture, he moved back to Armenia in 1936 to become one of the state's best-known artists. With works representing all of the cities in which the artist gained prominence--Tbilisi, Paris, and Yerevan--you can get a great overview of the his work and life. Take a guided tour to get the most out of the museum. Ervand Kochar Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
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  • Also loved this and glad the great reviews convinced me to go. I also, like many others, had never heard of this artist and I now LOVE his work, even buying two prints in the small gift shop after. I....  more
    Also loved this and glad the great reviews convinced me to go. I also, like many others, had never heard of this artist and I now LOVE his work, even buying two prints in the small gift shop after. I....  more »
  • Kochar was an outstanding and visionary artist who missed the international recognition he deserves when he left Paris and returned to Armenia in 1936. This museum is well worth the visit. 
    Kochar was an outstanding and visionary artist who missed the international recognition he deserves when he left Paris and returned to Armenia in 1936. This museum is well worth the visit.  more »
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  • Also loved this and glad the great reviews convinced me to go. I also, like many others, had never heard of this artist and I now LOVE his work, even buying two prints in the small gift shop after. I didn’t pay for an English tour but one was going on whence I arrived so I ended up just joining that one, gratis. The guide, Lillit I think her name is, was excellent. Excellent English and her passion for Kochar’s innovative work really shines through. She even had a a short video started for us on his famous piece, The Disaster of War. Although photos it seems are technically not allowed (a very silly and detractory rule), she let it go so GREATLY appreciate that! Was there easily 1.5 hours. The museum is small but with the excellent guide making his art and story come alive, worth it. Only detracting one star bc I had to use the loo and the woman cleaning the bathroom practically scowled at me, making me feel very uncomfortable. Like I was in the wrong!!
  • Artist and sculptor Ervand Kochar’s (1899-1979) heritage is one of the most interesting phenomena of the 20th century Modern Art. In Paris (1923-1936) he created works which placed his name among the greatest – those who determined the progress of the European and the world Avant-Gardes. Kochar is the founder of Painting in Space or “Peinture dans L’espace” – a new plastic expression including time as the fourth dimension. European art critics considered Kochar one of those “pioneers who had transformed our perceptions about art in a few years and overturned the world….”

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