Religious painting on sale for 4.5 mln euros
ANTALYA - Anadolu Agency
Hajıyev is selling his painting ‘History of Religions’ for 4.5 million euros. AA photoAzerbaijani artist Nazım Hajıyev, who worked for 10 hours every day to finish a painting titled “History of Religions” within a year, has put the painting up for sale for 4.5 million euros.
Hajıyev, whose works grace private collections in countries such as the United States, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Russia and Japan, as well as Turkey, moved to the southern province of Antalya 21 years ago and became a Turkish citizen in 2011.
The painting “History of Religions,” which he made in 1997, reflects the features, holy places and lifestyles of five religions. The painting has so far been exhibited three times.
Hajıyev said he displayed the work in Antalya and the United Nations meeting in Ankara. “The religions in the works are Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Jewish, Christianity and Islam. It is also possible to see in the painting people who left their mark in world history as well as the prophets,” he said.