By Laman Ismayilova
The National Art Museum opened its doors for a solo exhibition by artist Asgar Mammadov, Trend Life reported.
Entitled "Women's happiness", the expo brought together public and art figures, as well as numerous art lovers.
In their remarks, Department head of the Culture and Tourism Ministry's fine arts and decorative art sector Galib Gasimov, Secretary of Azerbaijan`s Union of Artists Agali Ibrahimov, honored art worker, art historian Ziyadkhan Aliyev spoke about the creativity of Asgar, noting that he attributes huge place to landscapes, portraits, and graphics in his works.
Further, Galib Gasimov, have read a congratulatory letter of President of the Russian Academy of Arts Zurab Tsereteli addressed to the artist.
Asgar Mammadov, in turn, expressed appreciation to the organizers of the exhibition, stressing that the holding of the exhibition in Azerbaijan is very important for him.
The exhibition will run until March 10.
Asgar Mammadov was born in 1945 in Agdam`s region Merzili village. He graduated from the Baku Art school named after Azim Azimzade (1965-1969), faculty of directing at the Russian state Institute of cinematography named after S. A. Gerasimov (1971-1976).
In 1976-1990 he worked at the "Azerbaijanfilm"Studio named after Jafar Jabbarli and made over 15 documentaries, movies and animated films.
Engaged in painting since a young age, Agar opened a personal gallery in the Merzili village. However, in 1993 the gallery and over 200 art works were destroyed due the occupation of the village by Armenia.
The artist's work was displayed in many countries, including Turkey, Germany, Israel, Spain, Latvia and Russia, where he currently lives. In his works, the artist calls for peace, love and friendship. The artist puts main emphasis on landscapes, portraits and graphics.
Asgar Mammadov is the Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, laureate of the gold and silver medals of the Russian Academy of Arts, member of the UNESCO International Federation of Artists.