Hagop Hagopian Armenian, 1923-2013

Hagop Hagopian (1923-2013) was an Armenian painter who was born in Egypt and lived and worked in Armenia.

 

With the vanishing pinks of trees that have just completed their flowering, the burgeoning emerald of a tiny shrub, the limpid, crystalline blue of the Armenian sky, the earth, stones, trellised vineyards, and delicate branches replete with anticipation and ethereal quivers, Hagop Hagopian captures the ethos and spirit of the Armenian countryside in his art. Working within a unique style that is often praised for its pursuit of perfection, the artist uses a linear approach to composition where simple, geometric shapes and pale, subdued colors reflect a certain austerity of sentiment that visually translates Hagopian’s intensive devotion to his native soil.