Eldaniz Babayev's solo exhibition "News of Victory" has opened
at Baku Museum Center.
The exhibition was timed to the 105th anniversary of the
Republic of Azerbaijan, the 100th anniversary of the Turkish
Republic and the 100th anniversary of the National Leader Heydar
Aliyev, Azernews reports.
A minute of silence was honored in memory of the National Leader
Heydar Aliyev. The national anthems of Azerbaijan and Turkiye were
played as part of the event
Next, the guests of the exhibition watched a video, prepared on
the basis of photographs taken during the meetings of the National
Leader Heydar Aliyev with Azerbaijani artists.
Many prominent public and cultural figures attended the opening
ceremony, including the Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan Cahit
Bagchi, who stressed that the Turkish-Azerbaijani relations are
built on fraternal relations.
The ambassador noted that the exhibition included art works
dedicated to Azerbaijan's victory in the 44-day Patriotic War. He
outlined that the portraits of Turkish poets were included both in
the exhibition and a book-catalog "Eldaniz Babayev. News of the
Cahit Bagchi congratulated Eldaniz Babayev on the opening of his
solo exposition and expressed his hope that the artist's paintings
would be demonstrated in Turkiye in the future.
In his speech, secretary of the Azerbaijan Artists' Union
People's Artist Aghaali Ibrahimov noted that the exposition
featured beautiful still lifes, portraits, which reflect the
culture and history of the two fraternal peoples.
"Through his art, Eldaniz Babayev has expressed his deep love
for the motherland, its culture and history, as well as strong
fraternal ties between Azerbaijan and Turkiye in his works," he
Director of the Yeni Gallery Baku Art Center Rafael Gulmammadli
said that he and Eldaniz Babayev have been friends for many
"Eldaniz Babayev is well known as a successful gallery owner, a
figure involved in the promotion of Azerbaijani fine arts. Through
the exhibition his artistic talent has been shown to the general
public. Eldaniz Babayev is a person in love with art, working for
the benefit of Azerbaijani culture. I wish him creative success,"
said Rafael Gulmammadli.
Vice-rector of the Azerbaijan State Academy of Arts, People's
Artist, Professor Fuad Salayev said that the opening of a solo
exhibition is an important stage for the artist.
"For each artist, the presentation of his art works to the
general public is of particular importance. As a result, the artist
has a chance to express his thoughts, feelings, experiences and
show his inner world," he said.
A book-catalog "Eldaniz Babayev. News of the Victory'' (author
Mirza Talibov) was also presented as part of the event.
The publication reflects the life and work of the artist, as
well as his social and educational activities. Well-known
journalist Ian Piert, who translated the book into English, spoke
in details about the publication.
The Ensemble of Ancient Musical Instruments delighted the
attendees with its performance. The artistic director of the
ensemble isPeople's Artist Munis Sharifov.
Eldaniz Babayev expressed his gratitude to the organizers and
participants of the event, inviting them to get acquainted with the
art works included in the exposition.
The exhibition covered different periods of the artist's work
and includes 17 paintings and graphic works - portraits, still
lifes, landscapes, historical and genre paintings, which
demonstrate Azerbaijan's victory in the 44-day Patriotic War,
brotherly and friendly relations between Azerbaijan and Turkiye, as
well as culture, traditions and customs of the Azerbaijani
The central place in the exhibition was occupied by graphic
portraits of outstanding Azerbaijani and Turkish poets, cultural
figures, whose work reflects the ideas of freedom and independence
of the two fraternal peoples.
The exhibition was held with the support of the Culture
Ministry, Baku Main Department of Culture, Ataturk Center in
Azerbaijan, Baku Museum Center, the Azerbaijan State Museum of
Musical Culture, Azerbaijan Artists' Union, Baku Art Center, Khatai
Art Center and Baku Art Gallery.
Note that Eldaniz Babayev was born in 1971 in the village of
Boladi, Lankaran. He graduated from Azim Azimzade State Art School
and the Faculty of Painting at Azerbaijan State University of
In 1989-1991 worked as an artist at the Azerbaijan State Museum
of Musical Culture.
In 1998-2006, he acted as a director of the Gala Art Gallery of
the Baku Main Department of Culture.
Since 2006, he is a director of the Baku Art Gallery. Eldaniz
Babayev is a laureate of national and international awards.
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