Armenian da Vinci Yerevan

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Armenian da Vinci – Eduard Khazaryan

Before starting this article, I hereby declare that it’s a true story about a real person.

I was a child when I encountered the works of Eduard Khazaryan. Looking through a microscope  at a tiniest moving sculpture engraved on a hair I began to believe that this master creating portraits, buildings, moving figures or a caravan on a hair, rice or needle eye is a paranormal  genius. The Cambridge World Biographies Center named him one of the most outstanding geniuses of all times granting him the title of Living Legend. Chaplin himself wanted to see his own image made in a needle eye.

Being a versatile person, he created the world’s smallest violin, 7mm in size, with a golden string and a fiddle made of hair. You can already guess that he can play it. In this film (Youtube link) with English subtitles you can see him playing on a gun turned into a musical instrument.

Thus he played in the whole world, propagatng peace. Once, he created a sculpture of a tractor on a small grain. News about it began to spread everywhere, and Ghazaryan received a letter from the German “Berliner Zeitung”, asking him to prove its existence. This was his response engraved on a single grey hair from his mother: “A brotherly Greeting to the German Nation from the Armenian Nation”.

I can’t tell you everything about his unlimited activities in this small article, so visit Folk Art Museum and observe his works.

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64 Abovyan Street, Yerevan

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