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Ashot Hovhannisyan

1929-1997 | Maisian, Armenia

Ashot Hovhannisyan, also known as “Deghdz Ashot”, was one of the greatest Armenian contemporary artists within the Armenian community. According to the painter, the color is an absolute beauty which attracts a human, effects on his soul, has its measure both in the nature and in the canvas. The color in the painting is not end itself, like the voice in the music, color in the painting has a notional function. Hovhannisyan is one of the rare painters who has used black and white colors as an equivalent constituent which with its contrast heightens the intensity of the surrounding sonorous colors.


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