Two artists; one family

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Nazar Dovletli

2008-10-23

ASHGABAT, Oct. 13—An art exhibit of more than 100 works of fine, decorative and applied art that coincided with the 17th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s independence, was held at the Ministry of Culture and Television and Radio Broadcast Central Exhibit Hall on Oct 13. Independence day is celebrated on Oct. 27.

The works of Rakman and Dilber are familiar to art enthusiasts throughout the country. Both are from Lebapsky province in south-eastern Turkmenistan, and both graduated from the Tashkent Theatrical and Art Institute. Rakhman spent many years teaching students at the Lebapsky specialised art school and later directed the children’s art school in Turkmenabat. Dilber worked for the chief artist at the Lebapsky State Music and Drama Theatre.

Rakhman’s works on display were graphics, paintings, portraits, landscapes, and still lifes. Dilber showed ceramics. It is interesting that as different as they are in their artistic expression, their art forms harmoniously complemented each other in the Ministry of Culture exhibition. Rakhman’s brilliant compositions are full of humanism and love of his homeland and its national traditions.

Dilber, a set-designer, often creates artistic images with her own hands, moulding theatrical models and costumes from various materials. It is not surprising that ceramics enthral her so much. The small terracotta figures have become an extension of her experiences on the path to knowing the reality surrounding her. Her amusing and kind clay ”heroes” leave warm memories in the hearts of those who see her work.

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  • I'm so happy that Tashkent opened its doors to these gifted Turkmen artists, providing them with an opportunity to create their artworks. I hope that they will open a Centre for studying art and paintings in the region where they live, the same way as the students from Khujand (former Leninabad) did by opening the art college in Khujand. Ex-lecturer of the Tashkent Institute of Arts.

    January 19, 2009 @ 10:01:00AM
  • It would be nice to see the pictures of the artists’ works so as to be able to appreciate and admire them.

    January 14, 2009 @ 10:01:00PM