By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva and their daughter Leyla Aliyeva have viewed an exhibition marking the 90th anniversary of People`s Artist of Azerbaijan and the USSR, hero of Socialist Labor, holder of state prizes, world-renowned artist Tahir Salahov.
Arranged at Baku Expo Center, the exhibition occupies a total area of 4,000 square metres, Trend reported.
The exhibition features nearly 80 carpets, 40 paintings and drawings, as well as around 350 photographs highlighting interesting moments of Tahir Salahov`s life and his meetings with famous scientists, artists and statesmen. Azerbaijani national leader Heydar Aliyev maintained friendly maintains friendly relations with the world-renowned artist.
Tahir Salahov, multifaceted creativity, fruitful social activity of which is highly appreciated by the people and the state, was awarded the highest awards of the Republic of Azerbaijan - the Order of Istiglal (1998), as well as the Order of Heydar Aliyev (2008), the Heydar Aliyev Prize (2015) and the Emek Order of the first degree (2018).
President Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva and their daughter Leyla Aliyeva congratulated world-renowned artist Tahir Salahov on his 90th anniversary and wished him new successes.
The corresponding decree of the President of Azerbaijan marks the 80th anniversary of the artist at the state level, his house-museum has started to operate in Icherisheher. In addition, the legendary artist has received numerous international awards, which is a clear manifestation of respect for his art.
The great master and famous public figure, Tahir Salahov, as an outstanding representative of the modern school of painting, has written new pages in the chronicle of the country's rich culture with his many years of fruitful and inimitable work.
With his works, which have forever occupied a worthy place in the golden fund of the treasury of national art, he also brought great glory to the Azerbaijani art in the world.
The outstanding master is one of the founders of the "severe style". His views on the world, life and philosophical thoughts are reflected in the finest shades of colors.
Tahir Salahov also synthesized the centuries-old traditions of Azerbaijani art with the achievements of the European school of painting. His delightful paintings, distinguished by a variety of topics, forms, genre and aesthetic perfection, instill humanistic thoughts in the name of the most important human values and higher goals.
His works are included in the treasury of world culture, the golden fund of fine art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. A delightful portrait work of the great master has always been highly appreciated by art lovers.
The works of Tahir Salakhov, which constitute an entire stage in the development of Azerbaijani painting, now adorn famous museums and famous galleries of the world and are kept in private collections.
And his solo exhibitions, which are becoming an important cultural event, play a big role in the promotion of Azerbaijani culture in foreign countries. He is also known as a great master, an excellent teacher. The great artist did a lot for the development of national painting. In this sense, his merits in the field of training young artists are commendable.
Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova
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