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“In the footsteps of the ancestors”


By Laman Ismayilova

The Baku Museum Center invites you to admire the works of Azerbaijani Honored Artist Ulviyya Hamzayeva, reports Azernews.

His personal exhibition “In the footsteps of ancestors” will be opened in the central round hall of the Baku Museum on October 28 (1800) with the support of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Culture.

Ulviyya Hamzayeva was born into a military family on April 30, 1982 in the village of Shakarabad in the Babak district of Nakhchivan.

She attended primary and secondary school in Nakhchivan. In 2003, she graduated from the Fine Arts department of the Faculty of Arts of Nakhichevan State University and continued her master’s degree there.

Ulviyya Hamzayeva worked as a lecturer in the Department of Fine Arts and Drawing at Nakhchivan State University. Now she continues her teaching activities at Nakhchivan State University. She holds a doctorate. candidate for the Academy of Fine Arts of Azerbaijan.

Ulviyya Hamzayeva’s artistic activities are multifaceted. She is the author of the monument which was erected for the first time in Azerbaijan in memory of the victims of the genocide in the youth park of the Nakhchivan State University.

In 2001, she was the decorator of plays staged on the basis of Nizami Ganjavi’s poem “The Treasure of Mysteries”, the fairy play “Blue Bird” by Maurice Maeterlinck and the play “Telescope” by Elchin. Afandiyev. His creative works have been featured in over 200 mixed and solo exhibitions.

Ulviyya Hamzayeva was awarded the title of Honored Artist of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and the Republic of Azerbaijan. She is a member of the Union of Artists of Azerbaijan and the International Art Association of UNESCO. She was elected a full member (academician) of the World Academy of Arts New Era.

Ulviyya Hamzayeva is also distinguished by her active involvement in public projects. She is the curator and organizer of the International Drawing Festival “Nakhichevan – The Cradle of Humankind” I, II, III and IV, which has been held every two years since 2012.

Ulviyya Hamzayeva was elected president of the Nakhichevan Union of Artists in 2011 at the organization’s 3rd conference, and she still leads the union. She was a deputy of the 4th convocation of the Supreme Assembly of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. She is a deputy of the 5th and 6th convocations of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Vice-President of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan Academician Isa Habibbayli characterized the creative works of Ulviyya Hamzayeva, who achieved great success in a short time, as the fruit of her hard work as follows:

“Plot and composition, mythological characters and motifs, symbolism that signifies national values ​​and patchwork pieces in her paintings, all together determine the uniqueness of Ulviyya Hamzayeva’s art. Ulviyya Hamzayeva is a original artist with a distinctive and individual style, like no other artist of centuries-old fine arts in Azerbaijan, as evidenced by her paintings.She is the main creator of miniature art in Azerbaijan in modern times.The synthesis of details of folk art with mythological characters and its unity with modernity determine the face of examples of modern miniature art created by Ulviyya Hamzayeva.While Ulviyya Hamzayeva’s miniatures are a distinct artistic phenomenon based on mythological motifs, examples of folk art and philosophy of contemporary life, traditional miniature art in Azerbaijan is mainly created on the basis of folk motifs. games and epic lyrical works.Ulviyya Hamzayeva is the creator of the genre of mythical minia tures. All this demonstrates that Ulviyya Hamzayeva is one of the creative personalities of Azerbaijani fine arts with a special thought,” he said.

The creative works of the artist are also well known globally. Thus, her works were displayed in various exhibitions in countries such as the United States, Turkey, and France while she was still studying at university, and they won the appreciation of the public. Later, the artist was actively invited to important exhibitions, festivals and symposiums held around the world in the fields of painting and art, and her creative works were evaluated and awarded the highest prizes. high at many events. The artist visited the United States, Portugal, China, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Georgia, etc. with his works, participated in successful projects there and represented our country through his creative outdoor works. Carolyn Edlund, art business consultant, writer and speaker, the director of the Art Business Institute, expressed the artist’s creative works as follows:

“The genre of Ulviyya Hamzayeva’s paintings is not easy to determine. She works in gouache and oil on canvas. Her works first appear as modern allegories, but here it is not enough to simply see the image, it must also be understood. Moreover, his works are very closely related to the ancient artistic traditions of Azerbaijan. His paintings, which resemble examples of carpets, miniatures and ancient petroglyphs, bring characters to life. fantastical works of legends and fairy tales. It is important to consider the artist’s worldview, which reflects historical accuracy and ancient symbolism “woven” into modern copyrighted graphic techniques. ” of the author have aroused a lot of interest and given him a wide audience.

Here are the artist’s explanations of the factors that inspired her to develop through the stages of this art and its relationship with her creative works: “I was born in Nakhchivan, one of the most beautiful and Azerbaijan My ancestors lived in this ancient land, my happy childhood passed here, and now my youth passes, and I hope that I will live here, in this ancient city full of old traditions and mythological sayings, in the future. The people of Nakhchivan are noble and proud, like our high snow-capped mountains. I am proud that great architects, musicians, painters and wise rulers lived and created in these holy lands. Nakhchivan is the cradle of geniuses And if I am a painter today, it is because of the great work of our beautiful nature, the pure and fragrant air, my parents and good people.

Go to sleep at night, wait for morning. Had a dream, hurry to revive it on a piece of paper or canvas. There is no void in my works, in my thoughts, in my desires. All space is filled with my “emptiness”. Details, symbols, fragments, patterns, semiotics that belong to me, my mystical language, the sound from heaven – this is my “emptiness”. Symbols, language of patterns, colors, music – it’s me, it’s mine, it’s in me…

Sometimes it’s difficult, “I exist and I don’t exist”. I love the Creator’s creations and his unique, “human” creation. I am the hero, I am a useless person and I am a defective toy. My life is a “point”. The man created from a point returns to the point at the end.

All my life I will wait for the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly… I send the ship of my thoughts, illusions, myths and fairy tales to sail. I know my ship has no stop. I simply forgot to take the anchor that I didn’t have on my boat.

My reality – is not reality. I don’t like watches, numbers – they laugh, make fun of us and wait for the moment to say: it’s too late. Too bad I have so little time…”

Thus, art lovers are invited into the colorful world full of nationality, antiquity, mythology and true philosophy of life, to get acquainted with the works which are the product of the warmth of the heart, the vision of the world, feelings and thoughts of the artist, and to travel in the world of Ulviyya Hamzayeva.

Opening of the exhibition: October 28 at 6 p.m.

The exhibition runs from October 29 to November 01. Free entry.

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