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National Geographic names Mehriban Efendi among best contemporary artists [PHOTO]

12 December 2016 [15:26] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

National Geographic have named two paintings of Azerbaijan's most popular artist-surrealist, Mehriban Efendi among the finest contemporary art works.

The artist's paintings "Mystery" and "Impression of The Night" have been included in the book "Polychromia 2016 " highlighting the best contemporary artists, Trend Life reported.

The catalogue, which will be available in the Top 10 museums in the world, includes commentaries by Italian critic and founder of the Studio, Byblos, Professor Dino Marasa.

Mehriban Efendi voiced gratitude to Studio Byblos and personally Dino Marasa for appreciation of her art, adding that she will continue to present Azerbaijan's contemporary art in the world.

Surrealism mostly attracts unique artists, and Azerbaijan’s most popular surrealist, Mehriban Efendi, is one those artist to who this kind of art helped show her inner world.

Efendi's works are exhibited in Portugal, USA, Holland, Bulgaria, France and other countries.

Mehiban Efendi awarded a number of international prizes in Germany, France, Macedonia, Bulgary, etc. The outstanding artist also worked as a costume designer with the German filmmaker Veit Helmer in his comedy “Absurdistan,” shot in Azerbaijan in 2008.

She is the winner of the prestigious Sandro Botticelli (named after the Italian painter of the Early Renaissance) award called “For art and talent” in 2014.


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