The name of Gevorg Bashinjaghian (1857-1925) is related to the development of landscape painting of his native country.  Though living in Georgia, he often traveled through Armenia.  He was the first to celebrate those landscapes: Ararat, Aragatz and Lake Sevan.  In Tiflis he often organized his own one man exhibitions, the artist gradually raised the appetite of the new Armenian wealthy class towards their country's nature.

    Bashinjaghian felt at ease with the peace and silence of nature.  The lyrical mood dominates not only his landscapes, but also his literary works - novellas, stories - which reveal to us another facet of his soul and the devotion of the artist for his homeland's nature.  He is the first Armenian artist to materialize the inseparable link of the biblical mountain with the daily life and the spiritual world of his people.