AKHP Public Lecture March 31st: Let not whoever has not been associated with culture, be proud of their happiness
March 31st 2018, 10:00 am
Amad Mamatsultonovich Mansurov
Artist, Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR, Distinguished Worker of Culture of Tajikistan, Creator and curator of the Museum of Pamir’s Nature under Yusufbekov Biological Institute, Khorog
"Let not whoever has not been associated with culture, be proud of their happiness". The artist has chosen this couplet by Tajik poet and philosopher Nosir Khusrav as some kind of epigraph for the narrative of his vision of life, of an easel painting, and of distinctive features of this type of art. The artist draws inspiration from nature and human spirit. He is fascinated by the diversity and harmony of nature, and by humans who can overcome difficulties. Slow flow of a river that rolls its waters by a steep mountain; multicolored mosaics of flat rocks, covering the river’s bottom and protruding from the clear water not far from the bank. A woman from a mountain village, who washes dishes, sitting on the bank; fresh breeze that caresses her face, making her smile. This environment is her home; it gives her comfort. These are the themes that Mansurov draws in his works. The first painting is entitled The Silk Road and comprises two artworks.
In 1964, Amad Mamatsultonovich Mansurov graduated from M. Olimov Art School in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. From 1968 through 1979, he worked as a Set Decorator for A. Rudaki Musical Comedy Theater in Khorog. In 1980, he was a Decorator for the A.V. Gurskii Botanical Garden under Khudoerbek Yusufbekov Pamir Biological Institute. In 1981-1986, in cooperation with academics and staff of the Institute, he established the Museum of Pamir’s Nature, and created respective designs and decorations. S. Sidorov, Chairman of the Board of the Union of Artists of Russia, visited the Museum and was impressed, and submitted a petition for Mansurov to become a member of the Union of Arts of the USSR. In 1989, Mansurov joined the Union.
In 2006, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tajikistan granted Mansurov the title of Distinguished Worker of Culture of Tajikistan for the decorations he created for the musical Pir Sho Nosiri Khusrav, which was staged by the Musical Comedy Theatre in Khorog.
Candidate of Philosophy
Head of the Department of Philosophy and Political Studies
Khorog State University
The lecture will be delivered in Russian.
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