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Monument to the worker, “Glory to Labor”. 1982
Monument to the poet and great ashug Sayat-Nova. 1963
Monument “Mother Armenia”. 1967
Plea. 1981
Monumet to Komitas. 1988
Portrait of an actress. 1972
Model. 1984
Meditation. 1997
Etude
Architect Trdat
The abstraction. 1990
The eagle
The defender
Portrait of Missak Manouchian
The youth. 1962

Architectural sculptures

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Architectural sculpture “Battle of Sardarapat”

Architectural sculpture “Battle of Sarda…

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  “A wide avenue leads to the composition of the two winged bulls, symbolizing the power of modern Armenia, and high multi-storey belfry, proclaiming the victory. Then the alley turns to...

“Erebouni” Museum. 1968–1969

“Erebouni” Museum. 1968–1969

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The sculptural decoration of the “Erebouni” museum is the plastic narration deployed in time.

Facade of Yerevan wine plant. 1961

Facade of Yerevan wine plant. 1961

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Harutyunyan found the independent artistic value of the relief and it had become one of his favourite means of sculptural language.

Armenian Academic Drama Theater named after G. Sundukyan. 1966–1976

Armenian Academic Drama Theater named af…

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The sculpture of the portal is made by Harutyunyan as a a kind of entry into the world of theater. Female figures, masks, head of the king Artavazd II produce...

The quote of the Master

The main source of my art is fantasy. It's a world of images, symbols, associations with nature. The artist's apprehension of form lies in his appeal to nature…

 


Ara Harutyunyan, sculptor, graphic artist 

My father was convinced that there is another life after death: connected with the cosmos, with the rebirth of a man. Once, sitting on the balcony of our cottage house, peering into the distance, he turned my eyes to the unusual path of motion of the star, which was not falling, but making geometrically clear lines landing on the top of Mount Ara, shone producing rays of unusual bluish color. Dad offered me to draw it the way I see it. At the same time he picked up a pencil and began to draw too to compare then our drawings. We both drew almost the same image of a certain machine in the form of a flying saucer. We cheered like children, convincing each other in the real existence of foreign civilizations. Years passed, dad has gone... But I believe, because I can’t disbelieve that my father could not disappear into nothingness. He took his place in the cosmic scheme of things, which presence I feel to this day.

 

Ara Harutyunyan

Ara A. Harutyunyan (born in Yerevan, March 28, 1928-1999) is an outstanding sculptor- master of monuments, graphic artist, People's Artist of Armenia, member of Academy of Fine Arts of USSR and Russian Federation, professor. His works are multifaceted and diverse; he is the author of more than 40 sites, monuments and architectural sculptures in Armenia and abroad. A. Harutyunyan managed to implement many creative ideas. He is the ancestor and the founder of the architectural sculptures in Soviet Armenia, the author of grandiose monuments, urban monuments, easel sculpture and brilliant graphics. Thanks to his God-given talent and obsession with his work he managed to raise Armenia’s artistic culture into a principally new level, bring new way of thinking and fundamentally different sculptural and graphic ideas into the fine arts of XX century.

Indoor sculpture

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Geghard lioness. Decorative sculpture, 1963

Geghard lioness. Decorative sculpture, 1…

Monastery of Geghard is situated in Armenian rock mountains. Chronicles refer its origin to the IV century, to the adoption of Christianity…

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Ara Harutyunyan. Dance. 1973

Ara Harutyunyan. Dance. 1973

  Creating his unique graphic works, Harutyunyan has always emphasized that there must be air in the drawing

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Graphics

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Venice. 1973

Venice. 1973

Many works of the artist were born by the impressions got during his stay in Italy and France.

Portrait of wife. 1978

Portrait of wife. 1978

The innocence and nobleness of a female image is the subject that runs through all the works of Ara Harutyunyan. The portrait of his wife Julia is very lyrical.

Graphics of 1960/70's

Graphics of 1960/70's

The graphics 1960/70's in its nature is similar to the sculpture of the time. Drawings and sketches to stunning reliefs made with ink, China ink, Italian pencil which have been...

Friendship of Yerevan and Carrara. Italy

Friendship of Yerevan and Carrara. Italy

Yerevan and Carrara are twinned cities. Monumental drinking fountain “Friendship of Yerevan and Carrara” in the Italian city of Carrara

Philippine President Corazon Aquino

Philippine President Corazon Aquino

Harutyunyan himself jokingly called this story “Juno and Avos” (having in mind the famous Russian rock opera), matching himself with the Count Rezanov and Corazon Aquino with Conchita...

A monument to Missak Manouchian. France

A monument to Missak Manouchian. France

In Paris suburb of Ivry-sur-Seine stands a monument to the great son of Armenian people, national hero of France Missak Manouchian.