Ervand Kochar Museum is an important research and propaganda center of historic Avant-garde in the region. Artist and sculptor Ervand Kochar’s (1899-1979) heritage is one of the most interesting phenomena of the 20th century Modern Art.
In Paris (1923-1936) he created works which placed his name among the greatest – those who determined the progress of the European and the world Avant-Gardes. Kochar is the founder of Painting in Space or “Peinture dans L’espace” – a new plastic expression including time as the fourth dimension. European art critics considered Kochar one of those “pioneers who had transformed our perceptions about art in a few years and overturned the world….”
The Armenian artist’s work was displayed along with those of Picasso, Braque, Arp, Brancusi, Leger, Kiriko and others. In 1936 together with them, as well as with Dushamps, Miro, Kandinski, Moholi-Nagi, Delauney he endorsed the “Dimensionist Manifesto” – proclamation of modern artistic principles of the time.