From December 10, 2010 to January 24, 2010 the State Museum of Oriental Art with the assistance and direct participation of the Mardjani Foundation presents the "Morning Prayer" – the art exhibition of the Moscow artist Azzam Atakhanov. Over 40 works from the museum and private collections will be exhibited there.  Paintings of the artist are rich in contrasting colours, exquisite combinations of tints and tones.

Born in Dushanbe, Azzam Atakhanov (1964) formed as an artist in Russia. Several exhibitions of him were given in 2000-s, including the "Sounds of the through-passing day", organized in the Museum of Oriental Art on September 2001. Atakhanov also participates in different art projects of galleries and museums abroad.

Themes and images for the paintings Azzam finds in his native Tajikistan. Bright decorative traditional Central Asian art undoubtedly had an effect on his creative work. But in recent years, traveling to Italy and France, Atakhanov discovered the western world too.

Life-asserting source and harmony of the artist’s paintings attract increasing attention. They are rich in contrasting colours, exquisite combinations of tints and tones. Monumentalism and refinement combine perfectly in Atakhanov’s works.

Anyone who has not had yet an opportunity to be acquainted with the creative work of Azam Atakhanov will discover new wonderful sides of Russian fine art on the exhibition.     .

The opening takes place at 12-A Nikitsky Boulevard at 17.00.

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