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Exposition inaugurated under Prime Minister’s high patronage on the initiative of Italian embassy in Armenia


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Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan attended the opening of an exhibition referred to as “The Form of Color. From Renaissance to Rococo” at the National Gallery of Armenia. The exhibition is held under the high patronage of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia. The event was attended by members of government and parliament of Armenia and Italy, as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in our country.

In his greeting remarks, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated, in part: “I express my gratitude to Italian Ambassador Vincenzo del Monaco for promoting cultural dialogue between our two countries and peoples through similar initiatives. I consider it important to note that this exhibition is not the only cultural event held in Armenia: with this exhibition, the Embassy follows on the long-standing tradition of presenting Italian culture to Armenian society. Therefore, Mr. Ambassador, in your person, I welcome the efforts made by your predecessors.

The interstate relations, friendship and cultural interaction between the Armenian and Italian peoples, as representatives of ancient civilizations, has a long history, and it is quite natural that apart from such mutual contacts in the field of culture, our two countries are also actively cooperating in the field of conservation and restoration of cultural heritage.

Fostered by the same spiritual source, boasting a shared system of values - from Cilician Armenia to Venice and the Island of St. Lazarus - numerous revered figures of secular and clerical estates went a long way toward raising the Armenian-Italian relations to such a high level.

With this very feeling, I once again congratulate and thank the organizers of the exhibition for presenting to our society unique works authored by the geniuses of the Venice School, which are full of artistic emotions.”

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan toured the exhibition halls, familiarizing himself with the works on display.

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The “Form of Color: From Renaissance to Rococo” exhibition presents works authored by famous Italian masters of the 16-18 centuries from the National Gallery of Ancient Art of Trieste. The exhibition features works by talented Italian Renaissance-era artists and the subsequent period of European art, 55 paintings and drawings altogether, represented in 4 thematic sections.

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