ARARAT Supports the Official Opening of Ivan Aivazovsky’s “Christ with His Disciples” Painting
On July 17, the official opening of Ivan Aivazovsky’s restored painting “Christ with His Disciples” (1887) took place at the Geological Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan, by honoring marine painter’s 205th anniversary.
Revealing the creative heritage of the great painter, participants of the event had the opportunity to see the “Christ with His Disciples” painting for the first time, which was damaged in 1994. Moreover, this year the painting marks its 135th anniversary, which enhances the uniqueness of the event more profoundly. The painting depicts the artist's eternal muse - the Sea, which in this work serves as a bright, alluring and incredibly deep exposition for the Biblical story.
ARARAT Brandy enriched the ceremonial part of the event, during which guests got the chance to reveal contemporary facets of Armenian brandy making. The year is symbolic for the Armenian brandy heritage as well, as it also marks its 135th anniversary.
It is worth mentioning that over the last years ARARAT supported different events dedicated to the great marine artist. In 2016, ARARAT supported the exhibition dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the painter and in 2017 ARARAT became an official partner of “Hovhannes Aivazovsky: Creation” exhibition at the National Gallery of Armenia.