The Museum of Modern Art breathes new life into paintings from the 1960s-90s [PHOTO]

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By Laman Ismayilova

The Azerbaijani Museum of Modern Arts has breathed new life into paintings from the 1960s-90s, reports Azernews.

The exhibition, titled “Second Wind”, immediately caught the attention of art lovers.

This unique art project was jointly organized by the Ministry of Culture, the public association Cultural Network House (CNH) and the Baku Museum of Modern Art.

Personalities of culture and art, representatives of the diplomatic corps and many others attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition.

Speaking at the event, Culture Minister Anar Karimov highlighted the importance of the exhibition for Azerbaijani art.

“The fund of the State Art Gallery of Azerbaijan contains works of painting, graphics, sculpture, decorative art and contemporary art, containing more than 10,000 artistic pearls created by Azerbaijani artists. The presentation of these paintings to the general public clearly testifies to the glorious history of Azerbaijani art,” he said.

The minister stressed that all exhibited works of art are considered valuable works of art which are included in the fund of the State Art Gallery of Azerbaijan.

He pointed out that the State Art Gallery of Azerbaijan was created thanks to the attention and care of a great patron of Azerbaijani culture and national leader Heydar Aliyev.

Noting that the exhibition will last for a month, Anar Karimov said that the exhibition is also of great significance in terms of transmitting Azerbaijan’s rich school of painting to younger generations.

Cultural Network House President Aynur Suleymanzada said work on the project had been going on for seven months, the works had been restored and thus received a “second wind”.

Chairman of the Union of Azerbaijani Artists, People’s Artist Farhad Khalilov called the 60s of the last century the “Renaissance” of Azerbaijani fine arts.

“These works are eternal and have great artistic value. It is gratifying to note that even today representatives of Azerbaijani fine arts make a great contribution to the development of national culture,” he added.

Then, the guests could see the works presented during the exhibition.

The exhibition presents 72 works by 41 artists painted in the 1960s and 1990s. Among the works presented by the State Art Gallery of Azerbaijan are the works of famous artists Sattar Bahlulzade, Tahir Salahov, Togrul Narimanbayov, Salam Salamzade, Hafiz Mammadov, Mikayil Abdullayev, Baba Aliyev, Halida Safarova, Latif Feyzullayev, Elmira Shakhtakhtinskaya, Ogtay Sadihzade and others.

The “Second vent” exhibition will last until November 6.

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