L’arte degli Yovnatʽanean. Stato degli studi e proposte di ricerca
This text is about the main artistic production of the Armenian family of painters Yovnatʽanean – named after its forefather Nałaš Yovnatʽan – and it focuses especially on the state of the art of this subject. As leading figures of the origins of ‘modern’ Armenian painting, the Yovnatʽaneans represent a central phase in the artistic path of their people. Moreover, they allow us to address some more general historiographic issues linked to studies on Armenian culture and to the development of art in Southern Caucasus and in Central Asia between the 17th and the 19th century.
Keywords: Yovnatʽanean family • Early Modern Armenian Studies • Etchmiadzin cathedral • Nakhchivan • Armenian-Georgian cultural ties