The world renowned Armenian micro miniaturist Edward Ghazaryan is considered the founder of the unique art of micro miniature. In the 1950s the European press was abuzz about an Armenian man who claimed to create tiny works of art smaller than the eye of a needle. One German newspaper reader had his doubts and sent a letter of disbelief to the artist. Weeks later came the reply, hand-written on a human hair. Edward Ghazaryan has exposed his first invisible by the naked eye micro miniature works in Yerevan more than half a century ago. He created over 600 of such miniatures and granted many as tokens of friendship to prominent figures of foreign countries like Honaker, Queen of England Elizabeth II, Chrushev, Stalin, Janise Khaddar, Ho Shi Min, Rockefeller and many others. His exhibitions have been shown around the world. In 1977 Eduard Kazaryan showed his work in Armenian pavilion of Soviet exhibition in Los-Angeles (USA). American visitors of exhibition called his works “the 8th world wonder”(Los Angeles Times Mon., Nov.21, 1977). As if this wasn’t enough, Edward also managed to create asynchronously moving micro sculptures that to date (over 30 years) have not been replicated. He demonstrated this for the first time in Moscow where a set of figures where performing a play inside a human hair.
Edward is a man of many phenomenal talents. Born in Yerevan he has received higher musical education and for many years was one of the leading musicians of the Philharmonic orchestra of Armenia. In addition to his micro-art and musical talents, Edward is an eminent violinist innovator, talented musical sculptor and an excellent caricaturist. His violins are owned by many prominent musicians. Each aspect of his life separately may serve as a biography of an outstanding artist, musician, doctor, ophthalmologist, cardiologist and a scientist. These are the many sides of Edward Ghazarian.
And they say polymaths are extinct. See for yourself and be amazed!
More about this remarkable man can be found HERE
Love his works. Thx for the post!
yeah i was really amazed when I saw his backgammon piece. btw. there’s a cnn report about him on YT, it’s pretty awesome to see some of those moving miniatures. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJxA3n26N34&feature=related
i just saw this reply, sorry! yeah, the moving works are great as well, i saw some of them at an exhibition in yerevan. it’s a nice story on cnn, thx for the link!
I have one of his works I would like to sell. It is one of the roses in the bottle. I have had it for a number of years.
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Uncle Eddik, as I called him; taught me how to draw. He use to take out his markers and do characatures. As I began doing what he taught me, he encouraged me. I’ve seen so much of his work in his livingroom under microscope (in Yerevan). He will forever be the BEST part of my childhood.
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I have 3 art pieces of his work. I would like to sell these if anyone is still interested. Just send me an email to email@example.com and I’ll send you the pictures. I have the one with the camels, the guitar piece and dancing men and women in front of the Ararat mountain and Masis
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