Tsovinar. 1982, oil on canvas, 140×150, EIG
The theme of Armenian national legend “David of Sasoun” excites Isabekyan. The characters of the legend are presented as fabulous figures and, at the same time, they are endowed with human qualities. The image of Tsovinar, the ancestress of David – a great warrior and defender of Motherland, is endowed with features of a young, cheerful Armenian woman. Tsovinar’s mighty physique leads to the idea, that it was she, who gave birth to the fantastic heroes of “Sanasar and Baghdasar” legend. In this three-figure composition artist highlights color designs (red, blue and orange – the colors of the Armenian flag), which dominate both in the modeling of the plasticity of figures and in the creating of the environment, wherewith underlining the national spirit in this picture.