ART PROCESSING OF WOOD

ART PROCESSING OF WOOD
 
Alongside architecture and painting, carving in stone and wood during many centuries have embodied the characteristic traits of the artistic genius of the Armenian people, their aesthetic principles, taste and sense. Though wood couldn’t stand test of time (the unfavorable historic circumstances-wars, fires..) those few wooden items that have reached our day-doors, lecterns, capitals, executed in traditional manners of Armenian ornamental art, testify about high culture of wood carving in past. For the period of its existence the Center of Popular Creation has done much work for reestablishing the art of wood carving. The result is this hall, where the works of modern craftsmen are displayed-boxes for spoons, shelves, trays, stamps for decorating cake, decorative vases, scoops, amulets, lecterns, printing blocks, saltcellars. The names of many skillful masters are known not only in Armenia–Ruben Hakhverdyan, Hakop Azatyan, Sargis Poghosyan, Arsen Panosyan, Henry Solakhyan…