Rafael Megall: Idols and Icons

The first extensive monograph dedicated to the artist Rafael Megall, whose work is strongly interwoven with Armenian recent history.

This illustrated volume highlights the rich personality of the Armenian painter Rafael Megall (born 1983), his connection with the artistic tradition of his country, and the peculiar language inspired by the story of his people. The book offers a panorama of his production, among others: the famous “icons,” paintings on wood first showcased at the 57th Venice Biennale; the installation The Artist and His Mother, showcased at the National Gallery of Armenia, one of the most powerful artworks dedicated to the Armenian genocide; the unpublished series of portraits dedicated to Lev Tolstoy.

About The Author

Demetrio Paparoni is an Italian art critic and writer, curator and essayist. Among his publications and monographs, often revealing the contemporary Asian world, are Ronald Ventura, Works 1998–2017 (2018), Nyoman Masriadi: Telepathy Contact (2020), The Devil: A Visual History (2017).

  • Publish Date: April 12, 2022
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Art - Individual Artists - Monographs
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9-1/2 x 11
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $65.00
  • CDN Price: $85.00
  • ISBN: 978-88-918301-5-9

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