Tahir Salahov. A picture of Córdoba in Azerbaijan

Tahir Salahov. Cordoba (Spain, 1975)

Tahir Teymur Salahov born 29 November 1928, in Baku, is a painter and illustrator of Azerbaijan.

He studied at the School of Art in Baku Azimzade, in 1945-1950 and the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow 1951-1957. Salahov soon gained recognition: appeared 1957 in Moscow All-Union Art Exhibition and received critical acclaim and public. He became one of the main representatives of the so called “severe style”, a trend in Soviet art of the early 1960 which aimed to address hard publicist and realistic style polished style, of the Stalin era. His father Teymur Salahov, was a victim of Stalin's repression, arrested in 1937 and executed shortly after. His mother Sona, was faced with the challenge of raising four children on her own. The family did not learn of the death of his father until 1956 after the death of Stalin.

Tahir Salahov. Rastropovich. 2000
Tahir Salahov. "Rastropovich". 2000

Salahov works compositions on the life and work of the Baku and oil workers. He is also known for his portraits, for example, Gara Garayev also Azerbaiyán hand compositor (1960, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow), and composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1976, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow) or of Rastropovich. are characterized by a strong graphic and idealized. Salahov chose a palette of contrasts where spares no red, black, light and dark gray tones that gives a decorative function.

His last works are quieter and lyrics, and East are the most obvious influences, as in Portrait of Grandson Dan (1983, Mustafayev Azerbaijan State Art Museum), in the composition and the colors are subordinated to the flowing rhythms of oriental medieval miniatures. Its smooth lines become more melodious, and more sophisticated palette. Many of his most successful works are associated with his impressions of foreign countries (for example, Run of Mexico; 1969, Mustafayev Azerbaijan State Art Museum). He also produced expressive drawings and stage designs.

Today Salahov lives in Moscow, where he teaches and has a studio at the Art Institute of Moscow. He has received numerous honors, including People's Artist of the USSR, Russia and Azerbaijan, Hero of Socialist Labor of the USSR State Prize (1968), First Secretary of the Union of Artists of the USSR (1973 – 1992), Vice President of the Russian Federation Academy of Fine Arts, member of more than 20 academies and other creative organizations worldwide, including art academies of France, Spain, Germany, Austria, etc.

Translated from: http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/soviet/Azerbaijani-Artists.html

Tahir Salahov. Granada 1978
Tahir Salahov. "Granada" 1978
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  1. Peasso hallazgo… I had no idea. It is seen that the city marking, and not just pregnant romantic essence of the East. It would be interesting to know if you were here, what he did in those years out Soviet of the USSR, o si pintó “hearsay”… Very interesting, for real.

  2. Interesting, but the pity is that there is no record of the place painting, the same can be Albacete and calling it Cordoba, Albacete is not as good liming.

    The house top left, tastes roof deck that we have some, but it is difficult.

    You would have to ask Mr. Tahir Salahov step and bring something Baku oil rise for that you are going to paste, to finance the crisis, but wages are not lower them.

  3. To me it has also loved. The red indicates that we made a trip to Spain. Do not think there certainly place the location of the work. The smell of Granada Granada and Cordoba, Why not? No longer an abstract and personal projection city.

  4. Could Maimonides Square view from the back entrance of the hotel friendship? To our left the bullfighting museum and the Jewish street, and on our right the Earl Street luque. Huh?

  5. It's what you say Pepe, house with arches is what is now the Faculty of Philosophy, that part which is dark, the building of another color on the left is the Chapel of St. Bartholomew, the arch of the callejita to stay concerned leaving the square from Cardinal Salazar, which has been, is the, long propped. It's called street Cardenal Salazar also, what happens is you have a small belfry and is not in the picture. Early this morning, recently dawned that there was not a tourist, I pulled to I Compaño, I think from the same position you put the stand Tahir.

  6. Photo of Paco is final.
    Pepe you've taken a prize and fat, I was absolutely convinced it was an idealization of the cityscape of Cordoba. But it, It is a portrait of the city's.

  7. I think Pepe should explain why llege that conclusion so successful. Sure once known the place we can talk about it. In the tenement which the door is, vivian acquaintances of mine and my parents; Rafaela working in Municipality, y su hija Fina (Josefina). But what is the method meritoso place discover. Congratulations also Pepe.

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