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Vugar Muradov becomes UNESCO Artist

03 March 2017 [13:11] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijani artist Vugar Muradov has become a member of the UNESCO International Federation of Art, Trend Life reported.

The talented artist born in 1967 is one of the iconic figures of modern painting of Azerbaijan. 

Muradov usually says that he has everything there that an artist could want: plentiful light suffusing the space through a glass wall and an open view across a bay in the Caspian to a cascade of oil derricks on the horizon. Standing guard over the district for more than a century, they evoke romantic thoughts and feelings.

His canvases ‘Mugham’, ‘Adam and Eve’, ‘Old Nodding Oil Derrick’ are made up of many different faces contained in small squares and they gave rise to his cycle ‘Faces’, which professionals have hailed as a new word in artistic craftsmanship.

Muradov’s paintings are mainly bought by private collectors and the world’s most famous museums, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the same city’s Museum of Modern Art, the Argentinean company Guevara Films, the Central and Eastern European Art Foundation in Washington, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (Japan).

His painting "Garnet" was sold for $50,000 at Tokyo International Art Fair.

They embellish the offices of the Baltimore Sun newspaper (USA), Turkey’s Ministry of Defence, the Lambri International company (Holland), the Peace Foundation, the French embassy in Azerbaijan and many private collections around the world.


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