Monumental art

Monumental art played a major role in Soviet architecture. It was not only meant to serve aesthetic purposes and "break" the coldness of faceless modernist or Soviet typology-based architecture, but primarily it served as a means of ideological propaganda. Monumental art objects - bas-reliefs, mosaics and, especially, frescoes - were meant to constantly and everywhere remind the Soviet citizen of the fundaments and the essence of his Soviet existence: the importance of work, the achievements of science, the conquest of space. All this, of course, was presented in national-historical packaging. Alongside the praise of modern-proletarian achievements and realities, there are quotations from national history and culture. The houses of culture, pioneer palaces and camps in every village and city, which themselves were meant to disseminate official soviet beliefs and ideologies among the Soviet proletarian society through arts and culture, were decorated with symbolic (iconic) images of "legitimate" national great historical and cultural actors and episodes from the past of Armenian culture and history.