Yerevan: Martiros Sarian

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Martiros Saryan Statue

 Martiros Saryan Statue

"Nature's ways are wonderful and unfathomable. The grain swells in the soil, the sprout grows and flowers when the time comes and then it bears new fruit and so does not die. We are like grain. We never die because we are One with Nature. To understand this is to comprehend Immortality, and to be inspired by it.. It is with this conviction that I have lived my Life, and—like anyone else—my life, is a storehouse of my experience, a Life of aspirations, sor-rows, joys and triumphs."
- Martiros Saryan

Martiros Saryan (1880-1972), painter, was one of the giants of Armenian cultural at the turn of the century. He—along with the Armenian classical writers Hovhannes Tumanian and Avetik Isahakian, architects Toros Toramanian and Alexander Tamanian, and the great Komitas in Armenian national (folk) music—fostered the preservation of Armenian heritage and deve­lop­­ment of art.

Original text edited by the International Council on Monuments and Sites-Armenian National Committee (ICOMOS /Armenia).