The Color of Pain: The Reflection of the Armenian Genocide in Armenian Painting

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The Color of Pain: The Reflection of the Armenian Genocide in Armenian Painting

Khachaturian, Shahen.
Yerevan: Printinfo Publishing House, 2010, 207 pages. ISBN 978-9939-53-643-9.

Description:
A compendium of Armenian artists' account of mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, the large-format art book focuses upon paintings on the Hamidian Massacres of the 1890s, the 1915 Genocide and the continued period of suffering long after the horrific deeds. The volume is a powerfully moving portrayal of the collective suffering from state-sponsored ethnic and religious persecution of the Armenian people. The insights are through the eyes of famous and notable Armenian artists. The painfully-evocative paintings include those by Hovhannes Ayvazovsky, Vartges Sureniants, Sarkis Khachaturian, Arshak Fetvadjian, V. Podpomogov (Ter-Astvatsatrian), Khoren Der-Harutian, Arshile Gorky (Vostanik Adoyan), Kero Antoyan, Carzou (Carnik Zulumian), Jansem (Hovhannes Semerdjian), Papaz (Hagop Papazian), Hagop Hagopian, Grigor Khandjian and others.