Visit to Sergey Parajanov Museum

Duration
3 hours
Languages
English, Russian

Discover the life and artworks of Sergey Parajanov.
67 exhibitions in more than 30 countries, 31 years of museum existence, 1640 total art pieces, 721 exposed artworks.

Highlights:

  • Priority access to the Sergey Parajanov Museum

  • See one of Yerevan’s most popular museums with a local guide

  • An opportunity to explore the artworks of Parajanov

  • Watching movie directly in the museum

Includes:

  • A local guide

  • Entrance fee

Not included:

  • Food and drinks

  • Pick-up and drop-off

Optional: film viewing - 1000 AMD per person (minimum 5 people).

One of the 20th century's greatest masters of cinema Sergei Parajanov was born in Georgia to Armenian parents and it was always unlikely that his work would conform to the strict socialist realism that Soviet authorities preferred.

One of the crazyiest masters of cinema, Sergei Parajanov created two masterpieces in a row, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964) and The Color of Pomegranates (1969), had such legendary fans as Fellini, Godard, and Tarkovsky, and was imprisoned three times. His artworks, and particularly his Mona Lisa collages, put him in the company of Picasso and Warhol. At least four countries – Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine and Russia – claim him as their own, and major directors from Hollywood to Iran, fashion designers from New York to Brazil, Pulitzer Prize winning scientists and superstar musicians like Madonna and Lady Gaga have all created work influenced and inspired by this genius.

Interesting fact: Paradjanov spent most of the 1970s in prison on almost certainly rigged charges of homosexuality and illegal trafficking in religious icons.
One of the greatest masters of cinema, Sergei Parajanov created two masterpieces in a row, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964) and The Color of Pomegranates (1969), had such legendary fans as Fellini, Godard, and Tarkovsky, and was imprisoned three times. His artworks, and particularly his Mona Lisa collages, put him in the company of Picasso and Warhol. At least four countries – Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine and Russia – claim him as their own, and major directors from Hollywood to Iran, fashion designers from New York to Brazil, Pulitzer Prize winning scientists and superstar musicians like Madonna and Lady Gaga have all created work influenced and inspired by this genius.

Sergei Parajanov’s unmistakable films are rarely watched, often admired, and usually regarded as some of the most important movies of the 20th century. While equally important, Sergei Parajanov is significantly less known than his peers: Fellini, Tarkovsky, Antonioni, Godard, though, at various times, these great filmmakers have called Parajanov a “genius,” a “master” and a “magician.”

In the course of 30 years of its existence the museum has organized 65 exhibitions in more than 30 countries - Cannes, Athens, Tokyo, Moscow, Kiev, Boston, Rome, London etc. Sergey Parajanov was an Armenian film director, screenwriter and artist. Before 1963 he directed four non-remarkable full-length features and three short documentary films. In 1964 his «Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors» («Wild Horses of Fire») brought him world fame.

The strange thing about Parajanov's life is the fact that misfortune came only after he became famous. In 1965, he began his work over an anti-war film “Kiev Frescos”, which was soon banned.

In 1966 Parajanov was invited to Armenia where he started his work on “Sayat-Nova”. With great difficulties, this film was released on a screen in 1969 under the title “The Colour of Pomegranates”. It is considered to be his best work, after which he was deprived of the possibility of making movies for 15 long years.

Andrei
With GetExperience since 2023
Meeting point
Yerevan, Armenia
Important to know
Free cancellation
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