David of Sassoun
by Gregory Beylerian
Archival pigment, ink, acrylic, watercolor, pencil and graphite on canvas then glazed in resin.
32 x 48 inches
One of the heroes of the Armenian people is David of Sassoun. A defiant and self-reliant youth, who by the grace of God defends his homeland in an unequal duel against the evil. This folk hero brings together the themes of endurance, intelligence and patience, in a quest for righteousness. The epic story of David of Sassoun has inspired generation in the quest for freedom The area of Armenia known as Sassoun just West of Lake Van was at the center for Armenia fedayi activity during the 19th and 20th centuries. Fedayis were Armenian civilians who volunteered in the self-defense units in reaction to the mass murder of Armenians and the pillage of Armenian villages by Turks and Kurds. – Fr. Vazken Movsesian
This work is part of the series and exhibition entitled “The 100 Year Journey, click to VIEW.