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"THE IMAGES IN THE “VOSKANIAN” BIBLE" BY ARPINE SIMONYAN IS PUBLISHED


Arpine Simonyan, “The Images in the “Voskanian” Bible,” Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, 2017, 143 pages
Editing and introduction by Gevorg Ter-Vardanian


  The first Armenian-language Bible was printed in 1666 in Amsterdam’s St. Sargis and Holy Etchmiadzin’s publishing houses by Archbishop Voskan Yerevantsi. The aspirations of Armenian Bible’s printing had started from the end of XVI century. Before Voskan many of the printers had come to the typography arena by the intent to publish the Bible, but they only managed to achieve a pre-step of that way and published only the Psalter. Only Voskan managed to print the Bible and many other books.
  As the basis for the printing of Bible, Voskan used the manuscript Bible of 1295 (now No 180 manuscript of Mashtots Matenadaran) that was hand-written by the order of Hethum II king of Cilician Armenia; Voskan had also another manuscript under the hand. The number of fonts used in Voskan’s Bible was unprecedented in the history of Armenian printing: he used three different fonts, each of them in two sizes--large and small, and notations. The book is gorgeously illustrated and has 159 images, which circuit boards are in European style and ornamental letters correspond to Armenian manuscript art, thus showing resemblance to the ornamental letters existent in the manuscript Bible of King Hethum II. It should be noted that for the formation of the Armenian printed book the traditions of Western-European printed book were also important, which until XVII century had passed a much richer way of development.
  In Voskan Yerevantsi's published books, including the Bible, mainly engraved images of Dutch Christoffel van Sichem were included. Almost all the pictures (with the small exception)  used in Voskanian printing publications are the engraved images of Christoffel van Sichem II which were prepared from the famous paintings of such prominent masters as Raphael, Albrecht Dürer, Hendrick Goltzius, Maarten van Heemskerck, Abraham Bloemaert, and others. The engraved images of Voskan Yerevantsi’s published books were created in the middle of XVII century during the baroque period.
  The publication of the book was sponsored by the "Sargis Gabrielian" Foundation.





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