Sasun’s portraits can be recognized by their distinctive form. His understanding of the purpose of portraiture are similar to the great portrait painters of the past, the Dutch masters of the 17th century and the Russian masters of the 18th century. Placing his subjects in the enclosed space of the picture, he encourages us to believe in the reality of their own inner life yet creating a respectful distance from the viewer. He tirelessly reveals in his models that which never dies - the beauty of human thought and dignity. There are 27 pieces in this genre. To view this entire genre in a slideshow format click here.  

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