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National artist's art legacy demonstrated in Baku

13 July 2023 [12:41] - TODAY.AZ
Laman Ismayilova

Nazim Mammadov's art legacy has been demonstrated at NUR Art House.

Some of the artist's most famous art works were showcased as part of the exhibition, Azernews reports.

The event was co-organized by Arts Council Azerbaijan NGO and NUR Art House within Heydar Aliyev's Heritage Festival.

In his speech, head of Arts Council Azerbaijan NGO Dadash Mammadov noted that every year Baku hosts an exhibition dedicated to the incredibly talented artist Nazim Mammadov, whose name is inextricably linked with the most beloved domestic cartoons.

Azerbaijan's prominent artist Nazim Mammadov (1934-2004) takes a special place in the history of Azerbaijani animation.

Being one of the creators of the first Azerbaijani cartoons, he made a great contribution to the formation and development of national animation.

Nazim Mammadov was born in Baku in 1934. He graduated from the Azim Azimzade Art School (1957) and animation courses at the Soyuzmultfilm Studio in Moscow (1961).

Mammadov started working as an animator at the AzerbaijanFilm Studio in 1961.

His art works immerse viewers into the beautiful world of magical fantasy.

The artist's paintings evoke a sense of beauty and allow the eye to enjoy the magical spectacle of a bright and interesting world, captured on juicy canvases with a unique color scheme.

Nazim Mammadov is the author of more than 20 Azerbaijani animated films. He has also been involved in the production of forty documentaries.

In 1970, he made his first animated film "The Bear and the Mouse". In 1988, Nazim Mammadov created the first animated opera in the republic in five parts "Beautiful Fatma".

Along with animation, Mammadov was also engaged in easel painting, graphics, and illustration of books for children. His paintings are widely known in Azerbaijan and abroad. Nazim Mammadov died in Baku on October 29, 2004.

NUR Art House is open from 11:00 to 18:00. Admission is free.


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