While creating this work, the artist fell into the memories of the wonderful time spent on the French Cote d’Azur. The night of July 14 was special for him – that was the time of impetuous fun, inspiring ease and heady freedom. It was on this day in 1880 when the national holiday – the Bastille Day – was announced. The historical event that became the ground of the initiation of the holiday took place during the Great French Revolution: in 1789, the rebelled Parisians stormed the Bastille fortress-prison, a symbol of the royal despotism, and released seven prisoners. This event is considered the beginning of the Great French Revolution, as well as the symbol of the overthrow of absolutism. Although the Bastille Day is considered the national holiday in France, it is celebrated not only in this country, but throughout the world. The young artist was not an exception; he felt his involvement with the French people and their history, walking through the landmark of Saint-Tropez – the Old Port – and drawing sketches.
July 14 Night in the Port of Saint-Tropez
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Oil on canvas, 60*100, 2016
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Sold By : Nurillo Khudaymuradov (Uzbekistan) Categories: In Private Collection, Paintings
Nurillo Khudaymuradov was born on 20 November 1960 in village Zarabag, Sherabad district, Surkhandarya region, Uzbekistan. The first mentors of the artist were his brother Narzullo Khubullayev, Babaniyaz Kurbanov, and the master of Uzbek painting Ruzi Charyev.
From 1981 to 1985, Nurillo studied at the Art School named after P.P. Benkov, where his teacher was Mathitdin Umarov. After graduation, he studied in St. Petersburg at the Repin Institute of Painting and Sculpture (Faculty of Easel Painting) under Natalya Suzdaleva and Boris Lavrenko, and at the studio of the professor Boris Ugarov.
In February 1994, Nurillo took part in the “World Cities Exhibition” that opened in Paris. There, he presented 16 works, as a result being awarded a silver medal (together with the Frenchman Narl Pavano) and a diploma of the second degree from the French Academy of Fine Arts (no gold medal was awarded). His works My Yard, Old Tashkent, Petersburg Sketches, Rainy Day, Nevsky Prospekt, Paris, Luxembourg Garden, Hamburg, River Seine, and Eiffel Tower, presented at the exhibition, had all been painted during the two preceding years.
The young artist was charmed with Paris, the Seine and Montmartre, Notre Dame and the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, Impressionists’ paintings, and the D’Orsay Museum. He decided to live in France in 1996-1998, and lived, created and exhibited in the Cote d’Azur, starting from Marseilles to Nice. His exhibitions were held in Marseilles, Toulon, Hyeres, Lyon, Saint-Tropez, Saint Paul de Vence, Nice, and Cannes.
In 1996, Nurillо went on a business trip to Germany, and, after six months of work, opened a solo exhibition in Hamburg.
In 1997, he became a member of the Union of Artists of the Russian Federation and a member of the Union of Artists of Uzbekistan in 2003.
The artist’s works are dedicated to the beauty of the world, freedom, purity of the human soul, emotional impulses and feelings. His art style is close to the Impressionistic style; the artist has been much inspired by the works of Monet, Pissarro, Sisley, Renoir, and Cézanne.
Nurillo’s works are presented at the residence of the President of Uzbekistan, the Eva Meyer Gallery in Paris, and the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tashkent, and in private and gallery collections in France, Germany, Russia, England, Italy, Japan, Australia, USA, Brazil, Egypt, Finland, Norway, Switzerland, and South Korea.