Roslin Art Gallery
If you want to know more about Armenian art and the history of the Armenian people in Glendale, then look no further than the Roslin Art Gallery. The gallery has the mission statement of promoting little known Armenian art to the public and is named in honor of the artists Toros Roslin who was a prolific painter of illuminated manuscripts that dated from the middle ages. Now you can see both modern and classical pieces at the gallery and this is a great place to come if you have never seen Armenian art before.
The Roslin Art Gallery is an art gallery located in Glendale, California, that is dedicated to preserving Armenian folk art. It is named after Toros Roslin, the most prominent master of the Armenian illuminated manuscripts in the Middle Ages. The gallery aspires to promote and introduce Armenian art. The name of our establishment, Roslin Art Gallery, is a homage to the greatest medieval Armenian illuminator Toros Roslin. Roslin Art Gallery is a thriving center for art, a dynamic meeting point of centuries old Armenian art and contemporary fine art.
A crossroad of art from the diaspora and Armenia, the gallery aspires to promote and introduce Armenian art, and to satisfy the palettes of art lovers and collectors. ARTISTS ART BOOKS POSTERS GREETING CARDS BOOKMARKS JEWELRY POSTCARDS MAGNET The name of our establishment, Roslin Art Gallery, is a homage to the greatest medieval Armenian illuminator Toros Roslin. Roslin Art Gallery is a thriving center for art, a dynamic meeting point of centuries old Armenian. The Roslin Gallery, named after the famous medieval Armenian miniature painter, Toros Roslin, was established in 1998. It features many paintings by contemporary Armenian artists from around the world, including some by the owner of the gallery, Seeroon Yeretzian. It has a small gift shop where you’ll find Armenian souvenirs – bookmarks, postcards, magnets and calendars.
Toros Roslin (Armenian: Թորոս Ռոսլին, Armenian pronunciation: [tʰɔɹɔs rɔslin]); c. 1210–1270) was the most prominent Armenian manuscript illuminator in the High Middle Ages. Roslin introduced a wider range of narrative in his iconography based on his knowledge of western European art while continuing the conventions established by his predecessors. Roslin enriched Armenian manuscript painting by introducing new artistic themes such as the Incredulity of Thomas and Passage of the Red Sea. In addition he revived the genre of royal portraits, the first Cilician royal portraits having been found in his manuscripts. His style is characterized by a delicacy of color, classical treatment of figures and their garments, an elegance of line, and an innovative iconography. The human figures in his illustrations are rendered full of life, representing different emotional states. Roslin’s illustrations often occupy the entire surface of the manuscript page and at times only parts of it, in other cases they are incorporated in the texts in harmony with the ensemble of the decoration.