By Laman Ismayilova
An exhibition of Moldovan artists Ion and Julia Carchelan opened in Art Tower Gallery on November 22.
The exposition title "Moldova in Flower Poetry" was co-organized by the Embassy of Moldova in Azerbaijan, Arts Council Azerbaijan, the State Historical and Architectural Reserve Icherisheher and with the support of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Moldovan Culture Ministry and Arts Council Moldova, Trend Life reported.
Famous artists, sculptors, representatives of diplomatic missions attended the event.
Moldovan artists displayed their paintings in Romania, France, Italy, Austria, China and other countries. Notably, they presented their works in Baku for the first time.
Addressing the event, head of Arts Council Azerbaijan Dadash Mammadov said that Moldova is an amazingly beautiful country, which can be talked about a lot, and the presented works show only a part of the bright colors of this country. Moldova is considered a country of grapes, fruits and vegetables, bright sun,forests, lakes and endless fields of sunflower, as if they came off the canvases of artists. These breathtaking landscapes are an inspiration for the artists themselves.
The Ambassador of Moldova in Azerbaijan, Gheorghe Leuca, said that the exhibition aims to show the beauty of Moldova.
In their speech, father and daughter, Ion and Julia Carchelan thanked to the organizers of the event and guests of the exhibition, noting the hospitality of Azerbaijani people, the beauty of the city and its ancient part Icherisheher (Old city).
Ion Carchelan prefers not to be a part of the larger artistic establishment, but to live and work instead in that small village in which he was born. The artist usually spends his days in his studio, creating works that make people admire the audience.
Ion works in a complex watercolor technique, which is called "raw" or "wet-on-wet". The artist developed a unique style, accompanied by a multitude of details.
In her works, In her paintings, Julia Carchelan mostly depicts beautiful ladies, city landscapes and loving couples.
Fine works of Moldovan artists were highly appreciated by the guests.
Carchelan began his formal arts education in childhood, at the Children’s Art School in Nisporeni, Moldova.
He toured Europe to supplement his academic training with direct observation of the work of painters.
Most of his inspiration comes from the rural scenes around him in Moldova.
The objective subjects of artist's watercolors are the people, places and things that he sees around him — harvest scenes, distant churches, farm yards, the ordinary activies of daily life in rural Moldova.
Carchelan`s daughter, Julia followed her father's steps. She studied at the Nisporeni Art School, the College of Fine Arts in Chisinau, and completed her studies of theory and art history at the George Enescu University of Art in Romania.
Art works of Ion and Julia Karchelan are exhibited in various galleries in U.S., Romania, France, Italy, Austria, Russia and China.
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