The Washington-based AzerTAJ correspondent has interviewed Yaver Rzayev, an Azerbaijani artist, now living in the United States. It is particularly stated:

Is it true that only diplomats can make nations closer? Yaver Rzayev, having been living in Washington for three years makes Azerbaijan popular among the American art lovers. For recent three years, Yavar, who arrived in Washington at the invitation of Americans acquainted with his works in Baku, has already taken part in seven exhibitions. His works are being currently exhibited in the famous Dupont Gallery in Washington.

In his student times, due to Heydar Aliyev’s efforts, he managed to study in Czechoslovakia, popularizing Azerbaijan in that country.

In his interview with AzerTAj correspondent, he shared his views on different issues, difference of art schools of America and Azerbaijan, national motives in his works, expressed his wishes and many others.

Speaking particularly on school of art in Azerbaijan, he said that due to its geographical situation, Azerbaijan underwent influence of different cultures as well as it influenced on the culture of other nations. Thanks to this fact, Azerbaijan has become a motherland of one of the most known and high-level schools of art in all spots of the Universe.

Related to the American school, it is worth to learn, he said. There are many artists working in modern style. He is trying to reveal and to learn this style, working for hours in the Corcoran Gallery with local artists.

Americans say that variety, oriental elements in his works testify that these are pictures of non-local artist. I depict mosques, minarets, crescents and people with faces of Middle Eastern and Asian features, he said.

Yaver Rzayev said he was happy with changes taking place in Azerbaijan as a result of wise and foreseeing policy of President Heydar Aliyev. He is proud that Azerbaijan takes its proper place in the world community and with the fact that such superpower as USA considers his native country to be a reliable partner. “My sacred wish is to return to my Motherland and to become one of the architects of a restoration project of our cities, settlements, villages, which, I believe, will be liberated from invasion of Armed Forces of Armenia”, he said.

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