Monument Dedicated to World-Famous Canadian-Armenian Photographer Yousuf Karsh Unveiled in Ottawa
Yousuf Karsh bust unveiled in downtown Ottawa
Radio Canada International
The Yousuf Karsh bust, unveiled on June 9, 2017, is at the corner of Rideau Street and MacKenzie Avenue in Ottawa.
Bernard Mendelman: Sculpturing and doctoring a prescription for success
Townie artist Megerditch Tarakdjian enriches Mount Royal’s public art collection with his sculpture The Reader
In examining Tarakjian’s sculptures I was touched with his ability to be able to capture a moment in time about everyday human experiences. Tarakdjian credits his profession as a medical doctor for teaching him to better understand and reflect on the different elements of the human condition. On all counts of my criteria Tarakdjian get high grades. The Doctor’s sculptures are worthy of a perfect bill of health.
Tarakdjian’s artistic expression hinges around two distinct planes, one geared towards aesthetics and the other towards advocacy. Some of his sculpted characters have hollow chests while others are sickly thin. The indescribably dislocated bodies bear an unadorned beauty that appears to be simultaneously fuelled in Eros and in fear.
Bouhioui, Magazin’Art, N 2 Winter 2011/2012, no 94
“If a child is born an artist, then he naturally tries to create. There are many artists whose parents have tried to sway them from their creative path and have convinced them to pursue an unrelated career. However, the gifted ones have stubbornly followed their inner voice and devoted themselves to art. The examples of Van Gogh and Paul Cézanne speak for themselves. The history of Armenian art has also given us many examples. We can specifically mention the renowned artists that we have known personally: Ardashes Hounanian, Jean Kazandjian, and Toros Der Hagopian. It is also possible to classify Canadian-Armenian figurative artist, Megerditch Tarakdjian., amongst these artists.”
Movses Dzirani, AZTAG, Aug 3 2015
Megerditch Tarakdjian’s art is original in conception and has a unique style of composition.
Arto Tchakmakchian, sculptor
Original show of insightful sculptures and paintings by Dr. Megerditch Tarakdjian from Montreal. His sculptures capture various reflections of human emotion.
The Armenian Weekly, May 13, 2006 (Boston, USA)
Megerditch Tarakdjian – a doctor and an artist