Museum of Modern Art to host exhibition “Melody of touches”

Baku, November 10, AZERTAC

On November 16, the Museum of Modern Art will launch an exhibition “Melody of touches” in connection with the opening ceremony after the renovation of the museum and on the eve of the 110th anniversary of the National Artist of Azerbaijan Sattar Bahlulzadeh.

Sattar Bahlulzadeh was born on the 15th of December in Amirjan settlement near Baku. When he was five years old Sattar got involved in drawing. The walls of his house were decorated by his “paintings”.

The teachers in the school liked creativity of the young painter. They used to say Sattar that his only way leads to art.

In 1927 Bahlulzadeh entered Azerbaijan College of Art where he could get professional education. In 1931 after graduating the College, he began to work in the “Kommunist” newspaper as a “graphic artist” under the direction of Azim Azimzadeh.

He went to Moscow in order to go on his education. In 1933 Sattar entered Moscow Art Institute named after Surikov to the graphic faculty.

During summer experience in Crimea the Russian painter Mark Shagal noticed some sketches of Sattar Bahlulzadeh. Afterwards he suggested him to pass to the faculty of painting.

Sattar Bahlulzadeh is an Azerbaijani painter who is mainly famous for his big landscapes with lyric motives which chant nature of Azerbaijan. He is one of the founders of modern Azerbaijani landscpape painting and a founder of Azerbaijani impressionism style as well.

Apart from the picturesque works the artist created graphic works. These artworks of the painter except for classical completeness attract attention by its strength improvisation.

The museum-house was opened in Amirjan settlement where the artist was born and spent most part of his life in which personal things and copies of the paintings were presented.

The artist’s graphic artworks are presented at the exhibition named as “Melody of touches” from the private collection which never exhibited before. The visitors of the exhibition can view the exposition consisted of more than 130 unique paintings of great painter Sattar Bahlulzadeh.

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