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The Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum hosted the opening of the exhibition Two Hearts One Destiny

On April 19, the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum hosted the opening of the exhibition Two Hearts One Destiny, representing the creativity of Ujal Hagverdiyev and Elena Hagverdiyeva, remarkable Azerbaijani artists and an amazing couple secured in each other’s love and art journey through life together. 

Curator Dr Shirin Melikova, Director of the ANCM, People's Artist Farhad Khalilov, Chair of the Union of Artists of Azerbaijan, Nargiz Abdullayeva, Head of the Museum, Gallery, and Exhibitions Department of the Ministry for Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Prof. Zemfira Gafarova, Secretary of the Union of Composers of Azerbaijan, Honored Art Worker of Azerbaijan, spoke about the oeuvre of Elena and Ujal. 

Elena Hagverdiyeva, Honored Artist of Azerbaijan greeted the guests and thanked the ANCM for organizing the exhibition. 

 

The exhibition features 54 paintings and works of decorative and applied art. These include a series of paintings Carpet Gardens by Elena Hagverdiyeva. They narrate scenes reminiscent of luxurious Safavid palace carpets, hunting and garden carpets, illustrating landscapes, still life, and portraits of lovers. The show presents a never-seen-before facet of Ujal Hagverdiyev's strikingly versatile creativity in painting and graphics, murals, poetry, and applied art. Among them are embroidery, ceramics, stone and woodwork. The iconographic images of saints, portraits of his wife and muse Elena in the Italian Renaissance style, tableau vivant, and compositions that evoke associations with the works of the great modern artists constitute the majority of this direction of his creativity. Many of his ceramics and woodwork figure images of animals.

During the opening, the ANCM presented the catalog Two Hearts One Destiny published in three languages as part of the project. 

The museum will organize masterclasses and lectures within the exhibition. 

Exhibition runs until 19 June. 

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