Mirjavadova’s contribution to the world of art has been marked with conferral of the Chevalier [Knights] title of France’s Order of Arts and Letters. French Ambassador in Baku Gabriel Keller handed the award to her on October 21 at a special embassy reception.
The ambassador spoke highly of Mirjavadova’s work at the awards ceremony.
“Your decisively contemporary art work feeds on a restless quest of the thuth, your interest in all forms of art is nourished by your love for reading and your taste for philosophical queries,” Keller said.
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A book dedicated to the life of prominent Azerbaijani artist Javad Mirjavadov, published in New York in May, has been included in the library of the United States Congress. The book, titled Aitokua, was written by the artist's widow, Lyubov Mirjavadova. Mirjavadov's recognition in the U.S. could be considered another triumph of Azerbaijani culture. The 190-page book sheds light on the presonality of the 20th century artist, goals and convictions.
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Lyubov never felt affiliated to any particular nation. And she admits that if she could be born again, she wold like to be born in Azerbaijan.
She is made up not just of love for her husband, the legendary artist Cavad Mir-Cavadov who is no longer with us, of childhood memory of a difficult but interesting life in 4th Khrebtovaya Street (now Alasgar Alakbarov Street), filled with wonderful and harmonious colours, although their very existence in a street of garbage dumps and litter is a miracle.
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