Shushanik G. Zohrabyan
Key words – Raffy Sarkissian, national roots, sculptures, perception, artistic language, letters, symbols.
To understand Raffi Sarkisian’s art it is important to consider the matters connected with national thinking and expression of artistic language. The titles of his works remind the meaning of thoughts and emotions invested in them. There are key themes in Sarkissian’s artworks: the individual and society, human being and nature, the Armenian Genocide. Bronze sculptures reveal a very spiritual and emotional depth. Branches of trees, plants, roots, leaves, frequently used typical characteristic elements, symbols that help the revelation of image, making an inseparable part of his artistic language. Deeply national sculptures represent the language of the world art, and are a part of this family.