Painting in Space (“Les Peintures dans l’espace” in French) is an art movement that was invented by Yervand Kochar in the 1930s in Paris. This movement syntheses all the possibilities of painting, sculpture and graphic and celebrates a new way of expressing the space. According to Kochar, the “space” was the achievement of the 20th century.

Painting in Space consists of different metal panels with various paintings. With the help of an engine situated in the base of the figure it is being viewed in slow motion. This way of making art does not constitute a sculpture, but a painting in motion. Kochar expands the possibilities of visual perception by introducing movement into saturated forms, mixing painting with the plasticity of three-dimensional geometric forms.

One work of the Painting in Space works, aptly named Les Peintures dans l’espace, (1934) by Yervand Kochar, is being exhibited and in the permanent collection at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris since 1963.

DATE 1934
CATEGORY Painting in space, Paintings in other museums
ABOUT THIS PROJECT Oil on metal
Centre George Pompidou, Paris

Yervand Kochar signed Charles Sirato’s “Manifeste dimensioniste”. The Dimensionist manifesto exposes the theory of planism that Charles Sirato defended. It announces the first international exposition of dimension with Arp, Calder, Delaunay, Domela, Duchamp, Fernandez, Ferren, Gabo, Gonzalez, Kandinsky, Kann, Kobro, Lipchitz, Kotchar, Marcoussis, Mead, Michelet, Miro, Moholy-Nagy, Negri, Nissim, Pevsner, Picabia, Picasso, Prampolini, Prinner, Rathsman, Sonia Delaunay, Taeuber-Arp, Kakabadze, Bollinger, A. Birot, Bryen, Huidobro, Lévesque, Van Heeckeren, Pedro et Sirato.

One of the most recent developments is the “Best Creation” award, that the painting in space, titled “First Sin”(1927), was honored with within the framework of the “Art-Monaco 12”.

DATE 1927
CATEGORY Painting in space
ABOUT THIS PROJECT Оil on metal
Private  collection

Spanish Prisoners

DATE 1968

CATEGORY Painting in space

ABOUT THIS PROJECT Oil on metal

Ervand Kochar Museum, Yerevan

The Morning

DATE 1962

CATEGORY Painting in space

ABOUT THIS PROJECT Oil on metal

Private collection

Images

DATE 1974-1975

CATEGORY Painting in space

ABOUT THIS PROJECT Oil on metal

Ervand Kochar Museum, Yerevan

Erebuni-Yerevan

DATE 1968

CATEGORY Painting in space

ABOUT THIS PROJECT Oil on metal

Ervand Kochar Museum, Yerevan

Untitled

DATE 1930

CATEGORY Painting in space

ABOUT THIS PROJECT Oil on metal. Glace

Private collection

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