CULTURE


Museum of Modern art, a must-see cultural site and new destination for contemporary art lovers in Baku

Baku, March 11, AZERTAC

The museum of Modern Art in Baku is one of the must-visit cultural sites of the city, which is a blend of history, tradition and modernity.

The museum, which hosts the collection of the best works of painting and sculpture of Azerbaijan avant-guardists from 2nd half of the 20th century up to now, was opened in 2009 on the initiative of First-Vice President of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva and with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.

The collection of paintings and sculptures reflect aspiration, strivings and freedom of human soul.

The museum is designed as a single organism combining art and sculpture, design and architecture.

The author of the architectural concept of the Baku Museum of Modern Art is the artist Altay Sadigzade.

The main idea assumes the following: the halls without an angle, open passages make the review perspective and multidimensional and creates the effect of labyrinth; the bending walls in different angles make an illusion of continuous movement.

A two-storey building is designed as a whole with an architectural linking device – an art-object of “forgotten staircase”. Another joining factor is the color – every part of the museum is white.

The museum itself is a showcase of avant-guard art with its free architectural forms, conspicuous metallic structures, a well-chosen and artistically designed exposition of paintings and sculptures.

The permanent exposition of the museum include works of famous Azerbaijani painters and sculptors, such as Tahir Salahov, Sattar Bahlulzade, Mikayil Abdullayev, Huseyn Aliyev, Taghi Taghiyev, Nadir Abdurrahmanov, Elmira Shakhtakhtinskaya, Nadir Gasimov, Ogtay Sadikhzade, Tokay Mammadov, Toghrul Narimanbayov, Omar Eldarov and many others.

The Museum also displays works of art of European classics, as well as the masterpieces of the Western avant-garde of Picasso, Mark Shagall, and Salvador Dali.

 

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