"A PEARL IN THE DESERT"
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Under such a headline the regular issue of the Swiss magazine Diva International Diplomat published an article on one of the most prominent attractions of our country - the State Museum of Arts named after Igor Savitsky in Nukus.
The article reported that the museum has one of the largest collections of archaeological artifacts and folklore, crafts and contemporary art of Central Asia.
"British newspaper The Guardian called it one of the greatest museums in the world. At present, nearly 90 thousand works are presented there. Graphic works, paintings and sculptures, thousands of artifacts, textiles and jewelry from the ancient civilization of Khorezm to creativity of contemporary Uzbek and Karakalpak artists are among them", the Swiss magazine writes.
Special attention is given to biography of Igor Savitsky and his efforts to save the works of avant-garde painters. "Specialists of the sphere say that art history can be rewritten in connection with the findings in this collection. Fascinated by the culture and people of steppes, Igor Savitskiy began diligently collecting Karakalpak carpets, costumes, jewelery and other works of art. At the same time, he became interested in paintings by authors associated with Central Asia, as well as representatives of Russian avant-garde", the edition informs.
It is noted that one of most unusual aspects of approach by Igor Savitskiy was that he collected not only the best products, but also experimental. As a result, today, the museum shows individual development of artists and avant-garde art of time.
Jahon Information Agency, Geneva