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Simferopol hosts Nuri Yakubov’s jubilee exhibit

25 December, 2013 - 16:30
AN OLD JUG ON THE CARPET / Photo replica by the author

Nuri Yakubov is a well-known master, graduate of the Tashkent Benkov Art School and the Moscow Surikov Art Institute, who has held more than 120 exhibits and won a lot of professional awards and titles. Most of his canvases are realistic landscapes of easy-to-recognize Crimean nooks. For this reason, his personal picture gallery is part of the Museum of Crimean Tatars’ History, Culture, and Everyday Life in the Old Crimea. There are no people on the artist’s pictures – we can only see the fruits of their work: houses, mosques, roads, appliances, fountains, and carpets hung on the fence. But each of them creates an impression that people have just been here – the pictures still have the traces of their movements and of the flickering air. Yakubov’s still lifes also create the same living impression of human presence and, what is more, they project a concentrated expression of their life, thoughts, and histories. For example, the jug is an obligatory object of the master’s all still lifes. This object is never the same, for it puts across us various information about its time, place, and owners.

By Mykola SEMENA, The Day, Simferopol
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