An art exhibition of Chinese modern painters on the Silk Road opened here on Tuesday in the National Gallery of Armenia.
The exhibition, organized by the ministries of culture of China and Armenia, and the Shanxi provincial government in China, and titled "The Silk Road under Colored Brushes, is part of the "Days of Chinese Culture in Armenia".
"Armenia played an important role in the Silk Road. Armenian people made a major contribution to the development of the Silk Road. Today we see the paintings of famous painters of China," said Tian Changchun, Chinese Ambassador to Armenia, at the opening ceremony.
"During the Days of Chinese Culture in Armenia, the Armenian society was able to get to know the real treasures of the great culture. The concerts in Yerevan and Gyumri and today's exhibition are performing an important mission," said Hermine Naghdalyan, deputy speaker of the Armenian Parliament.
Over 100 painters were represented in the exhibitions which had been on show from China to Europe. The 30 pieces on display in Yerevan were works by painters from the Chinese Academy of Fine Arts and the Art Association of China.
"I got refreshing and good feelings from the exhibition. I would like to see more such events to be organized," said Rouzanna Petrosyan, a visitor to the exhibition.
The art exhibition will last till November 7.