Leave the temple! 1978, Oil on Canvas, 115×105, EIG
The specific historical facts of the Armenian nation are the main plot of Isabekyan’s paintings. A historical figure - King Pap is depicted at this picture. The story says that King Pap entered the struggle against the Church, because it became too domineering and mighty. The artist expressed that struggle by one wrathful gesture of the king, which forbids the clergy to enter the temple. And we seem to hear his voice: “Get out of the temple”!!!