Author Archives: Ara Hagopian's The LITERATE Show

About Ara Hagopian's The LITERATE Show

For over thirty years, I have enjoyed drawing beautiful shapes and writing complementary stories. The imagery tends to focus on our place in the world—whomever or whatever we may be. I am influenced by Twentieth Century history—I read vintage magazines, books and letters. Inspiration comes from visualizing human achievement and personal interaction—derived from people, places and things which may be obscure, but never insignificant. My pen-and-ink THE MAGNIFICENT RECOVERY was selected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for their 2008 summer art auction.

Arcaylis, Element of Land, Sea and Sky

Arcaylis, Element of Land, Sea and Sky (2007). This picture was drawn as a follow-up to 2005’s Enoxx, Season of Four Weathers. I used a wide range of magic markers for Arcaylis, the entire concept and execution coming when I … Continue reading

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The Sharp Blade

 This picture was composed with one goal, to show the maximum impact of spring in Burlington MA. In past exhibits I’ve told you that everything shrinks in a photograph, when compared to the live view. In this instance, the opposite … Continue reading

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New Pictures 2019, part 3

Below are four new pictures I made in April 2019. I used two sets, and models that I finished last year and the year before. BELOW: A Soviet ISU-152 drives through the ruins of Berlin, Spring 1945. BELOW:  A different … Continue reading

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New Pictures 2019, Part 2

I’ve made a few new model pictures since February 26th. I had a lot of fun setting the scenes, and completing the illusion. These are my 1/72 scale models, figures and sets. No model is repeated, although the first two … Continue reading

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Savor Us

Savor the many different ways to say goodbye. Everyone we know has a different expression for us, and we for them. Friendships are like personal facets on a precious stone. You and I have an angle that’s ours only. The … Continue reading

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Hear Now

I’ve come to visit you, but maybe you don’t know it. I’ve come to your front door, I call out and wait. I’m waiting and waiting, but there’s no sign of you. No sign of your knowing I’m here. I … Continue reading

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New Pictures So Far This Year

Hi everyone, I usually save showing you my new model photographs for the end of the year. Let’s try something different. Here are my best new pictures from January and February 2019. Seven model photographs have made the cut. As … Continue reading

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