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Bogdan Hovhannisyan

Bogdan Hovhannisyan Stone sculptor
Contact
Armenian, English, Russian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+374 93629139
©Tatevik Malumyan

A destiny set in stone

  • • Bodgan has made cross-stones for 30 years
  • • He believes crafts should be taught at schools
  • • His studio is open to anyone who seeks the space to create

Bogdan Hovhannisyan is a stone sculptor and cross-stone carver from Vanadzor, Armenia. He has specialised in the local traditional art of cross-stone making for almost 30 years. Initially he went to a painting school, and later continued with sculpture. Being born into a family of stone masters, he remembers carving tuff stones when he was only in his first year at school. For him following in his family's footsetps is his destiny. Bodgan has his own unique approach to everything, he describes it as “abstract”, but simple and beautiful. He strongly believes, that school children should be exposed to different crafts at school as it shapes their creativity and mindset. Bogdan’s studio is open to everyone who wants to learn about the arts and is simply is seeking a space to create.

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Works

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  • ©Bogdan Hovhannisyan
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Photo: ©Bogdan Hovhannisyan
A Cross Stone

This Khachkar, otherwise known as an Armenian cross, has been hand sculpted from a block of sandstone. The cross has been sculpted with the portraits of an angel and saint, characteristic of medieval Christian Armenian tradition. Additional motifs such as botanical designs, a cross and interlaces have been carved around the cross.

Length 180 cm
Width 70 cm
Height 20 cm

Photo: ©Bogdan Hovhannisyan
An Armenian Ornament

This block of stone has been intricately carved with the image of a bird. The bird is surrounded by a carved interlace design and several symbols typical of medieval Christian Armenian culture.

Length 100 cm
Width 50 cm
Height 15 cm

Photo: ©Bogdan Hovhannisyan
Cross Stone

This Khachkar, otherwise known as an Armenian cross, has been hand sculpted from a block of sandstone. The Khachkar has been sculpted with a Christian cross surrounded by carved motifs such as botanical and interlaces designs, typical of medieval Armenian Christian art.

Height 110 cm
Width 50 cm

Photo: ©All rights reserved
Cross Stone

This Khachkar, otherwise known as an Armenian cross, has been hand sculpted from a block of sandstone. The Khachkar has been sculpted with a Christian cross surrounded by carved motifs such as botanical and interlaces de designs, typical of medieval Armenian Christian art. The overall design is reminiscent of a church altar.

Length 210 cm
Width 90 cm
Height 25 cm

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