The art of stained glass through the eyes of the artist [PHOTO/VIDEO]


By Laman Ismayilova

The Heydar Aliyev Center exhibited works by Emeritus Artist Agasaleh Nuri.

The exhibit includes stained glass, paintings and sketches by the 82-year-old artist, reports Azernews.

Prominent public and cultural figures as well as representatives of diplomatic missions attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition.

President of Azerbaijan Union of Artists People’s Artist Farhad Khalilov praised Agasaleh Nuri’s art. He named Agasaleh Nuri one of the best masters of stained glass art.

“We have known each other for about 60 years, and I can confidently say Agasaleh Nuri’s talent as an artist and craftsman. He is also a very modest person. Agasaleh Nuri has devoted his whole life to the development of national art, such a complex field, like the art of stained glass. Each work of the master is imbued with love for art, the philosophy of creation, reflected in beautiful creations,” Khalilov said.

Daughter of Agasaleh Nuri, Honored Artist Aliya Azimova, on behalf of her family and father, expressed her gratitude to the Heydar Aliyev Center for organizing the exhibition.

“I am proud of my father, who was in love with monumental stained glass all his life, having created many wonderful works. Since childhood, a visit to his studio has always been a holiday for me, because his work always seemed like a magical and mysterious world, Azimova said.

Throughout his creative activity, Agasaleh Nuri improved the art of stained glass, introducing new national elements and motifs into it. During many trips around the world, he shared his experience with his colleagues, adopting the best examples of this monumental art and using them in various projects.

In his works, the artist brilliantly reflects the philosophy of East and West and the values ​​of multiculturalism.

“The main thing for my father has always been the preservation and promotion of Azerbaijani national values, heritage and art. Great Azerbaijani national leader Heydar Aliyev has always highly appreciated the work of Agasaleh Nuri and it is symbolic that the exhibition is being held at the Heydar Aliyev Center, which is a great honor for us,” Azimova added.

She also noted that her father dreams that stained glass art will develop in the Karabakh region.

Since Antiquity, stained glass windows have always fascinated and amazed by their beauty and refinement. Despite centuries past, this unique type of art and craft remains in the spotlight today.

Agasaleh Nuri brought a whole new direction to ancient stained glass art with his style and handwriting. The artist creates his masterpieces in Eastern traditions and at the modern level.

The blue, turquoise and yellow colors chosen for the ornaments by the artist, who uses a synthesis of new modern methods in the glass production process, as well as the stained glass windows made according to the carpet principle, evoke a special feeling of luxury. , tranquility and comfort.

After a successful start with his thesis entitled “Musicians”, designed for the Inshaatchilar metro station in Baku, Agasaleh Nuri took an active part in the artistic life of the country, creating stained glass windows for a number of public, state and private buildings. .

His works can be seen at the Union of Azerbaijani Artists, the Institute of Manuscripts, the Samad Vurgun House-Museum, the Bibi-Heybat Mosque, the German Lutheran Church and other famous buildings in Baku .

The exhibition aroused great interest among visitors to the Heydar Aliyev Center.

Laman Ismayilova is the journalist of AzerNews, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova

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