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Azerbaijan’s carpet weaving traditions to be presented in Russia

28 September 2017 [18:08] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Erarta Museum in Saint Petersburg will host an exhibition of Azerbaijani artist Vugar Muradov on October 7-22.

The museum will display Muradov’s series of paintings based on the motives of the national carpets and carpet-weaving traditions of different schools - Baku, Ganja, Gazakh, Shirvan, Shamakhi, Karabakh, Guba, Ardebil and Tabriz.

The exhibition entitled ” Similarities” was previously presented in Baku Museum of Modern Art, Trend Life reported.

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

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).

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.

This year Azerbaijani artist became a member of the UNESCO International Federation of Art.


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