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Master of "tough art" celebrates 80 th birthday

November 29 2008
13:57

With the 80 th anniversary today congratulated Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, vice-president of the Russian Academy of Arts, People's Artist of USSR, Hero of Socialist Labor Taira Salakhova. He is considered one of the most prominent Soviet artists of the period of "thaw," one of the founders and leaders of the so-called "severe style" painting.

Among the most famous works of Tahir Salakhova - a series of works about the oil industry of Azerbaijan ("Repairmen", "over the Caspian Sea," "Women of Absheron", "Morning in the Caspian Sea"), portraits of many famous cultural figures, including Dmitri Shostakovich and Mstislav Rostropovich, still lifes and landscapes, and scenery for productions.

"An outstanding artist, a recognized classic of art, you are well known not only in our country, but also far beyond. Your work is decorated with the best collection of museums, art galleries in Russia and abroad" - the message reads Medvedev.

"A numerous exhibitions - are notable events in the cultural life, causing great interest among lovers of art. I am glad that today you are full of new plans and ideas. A masterful possession of line and color, a subtle sense of the era and the rich experience of you, replicated the younger generation creators' - quoted by a congratulatory telegram to the Kremlin press service.

Conveyed his congratulations to Tahir Salahov and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. "Your rich, marked with bright career accomplishments - an example of devotion to serve his favorite occupation. During the years of professional work you have emerged as a gifted and original artist, worthy of continuing the tradition of the national fine arts, gifted teacher and mentor" - said in a telegram.

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko called hero of the day "a man of unique talent." "Your works are characterized by scale, the psychological tension and internal dynamism of the Heroes" - wrote in a congratulatory telegram to the Belarusian leader, emphasizing that his country sincerely appreciate the kind attitude Salakhova to the republic and its assistance in organizing exhibitions of great masters of art of Russia in Belarus land, wrote , "Pravda.Ru" .

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