Sergei Parajanov House-Museum

Araks Sahakyan
November 17, 2019
Interview with Erhan Arik
December 1, 2019
This small but very well organized museum of Parajanov the well-known film director, poet, artist, collage maker, writer, coin cutter from aluminum cans, painter, mosaic maker, etc. This list can go on and on as the museum is full of large and small pieces made by the artist throughout his life.
In the course of years of its existence the museum storage has been replenished and today the number of subjects is 1500 units. The museum also houses Parajanov's personal belongings and presents from his friends. An extensive correspondence of the film-director, including letters from L. Brik, A. Tarkovsky, J. Nikulin, V. Katanyan and other cultural figures is also kept in the museum’s archives.
Parajanov’s works - assemblages, flat and three-dimensional collages, drawings, dolls and film sketches are his distinctive reactions to life and events around him, his aesthetic perception of the world. His drawings and collages created in prison are exhibited in a separate hall. The Artist’s work has no direct analogies in the world art and amazes with its fantasy, wit, and artistry. The use of various materials and objects imparts to it a special charm and brilliance.