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Arno Babajanyan Statue, Yerevan

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See Arno Babajanyan Statue and judge for yourself if its whimsical expression deserved so much criticism from Armenia's conservative public. The statue represents a famed composer and songwriter playing a massive piano. When first revealed, the statue caused such public outcry that its creator David Bejanian was forced to modify it. He agreed to make some subtle alterations--shortening the composer's fingers and toning down his facial features--but kept the overall expression. The statue still provokes strong reactions, though the younger natives gladly take pictures with "the big-nosed man." For Arno Babajanyan Statue and beyond, use our Yerevan trip builder site to get the most from your Yerevan vacation.
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  • September 27, 2017
    Quite a dramatic and large sculpture as you approach this park. It certainly commands that you stop and take note of it. I really liked it!  more »
  • September 14, 2017
    Once again what wrote in other reviews: sculptures in Yerevan very much and many sculptures of bright and interesting. Arno babadzhanyan-expressive and charismatic. In my opinion, the nature of the composer and his music itself perfectly expressed in this monument.
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  • September 13, 2017
    Arno babadzhanyan was one of the most popular Armenian composers and pianists of the Soviet era, whose music has gained international fame and glory. Sponsors portrayed the composer in grotesque form: with incredibly short legs, a huge nose, and big hands. Babadzhanjanu monument (sculptor David Bejanyan) displays the pianist and composer in the explosion of the expression of the way and was "Great Arnaud. Although at first the monument became a topic of impassioned debate, controversial it has become a popular meeting place in the center of Yerevan.
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  • April 5, 2017
    Statue of an Armenian composer Arno Babajanyan

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