Museum of Modern Art, a must-see cultural site and a new destination for contemporary art lovers in Baku – AZERTAC

Baku, March 11, AZERTAC

Baku Museum of Modern Art is one of the must-see cultural sites in the city, which is a blend of history, tradition and modernity.

The museum, which houses the collection of the best works of painting and sculpture of Azerbaijani avant-garde artists from the 2nd half of the 20th century to the present day, was opened in 2009 on the initiative of First Vice-President of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva and with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.

The collection of paintings and sculptures reflects the aspiration, the efforts and the freedom of the human soul.

The museum is conceived as a unique organism combining art and sculpture, design and architecture.

The author of the architectural concept of the Baku Museum of Modern Art is the artist Altay Sadigzade.

The main idea assumes the following: rooms without corners, open passages make the examination perspective and multidimensional and create the effect of a labyrinth; bending walls in different angles give the illusion of continuous movement.

A two-storey building is designed as a whole with an architectural connecting device – a “forgotten staircase” art object. Another connecting factor is color – every part of the museum is white.

The museum itself is a showcase of avant-garde art with its free architectural forms, remarkable metal structures, a well-chosen and artistically designed exhibition of paintings and sculptures.

The permanent exhibition of the museum includes works of famous Azerbaijani painters and sculptors, such as Tahir Salahov, Sattar Bahlulzade, Mikayil Abdullayev, Huseyn Aliyev, Taghi Taghiyev, Nadir Abdurrahmanov, Elmira Shakhtakhtinskaya, Nadir Gasimov, Ogtay Sadikhzade, Tokay Mammadov, Toghrul Narimanbayov , Omar Eldarov and many others.

The museum also features works of art from European classics, as well as the Western avant-garde masterpieces of Picasso, Mark Shagall and Salvador Dali.

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