Avalov belongs to the generation of creative
personalities, who has been active in
architectural-artistic life of the republic since
mid-1960s, as black-and-white artist. Member of
Architects' Union of USSR Candidate of Architecture,
Elturan Vali Ogly Avalov (born in 1940) is senior research
associate at Institute of Architecture and Arts of Academy
of Science of Azerbaijan SSR.
He has about 40 scientific publications devoted to history
of architecture of Azerbaijan to his credit. Elturan
works, in most public manner, reflect the modern trends of
science and art, as they have been conceived at the
boundary of three sources, architecture, painting and
The synthetic art of the master lives upon the wealth of
national material, national character, inimitable patterns
of his land and the works of the best representatives of
its culture, thus making up the power of the talent and
artistic attraction of Avalov's works, i.e. the unity of
the present day interpretation and deeply rooted national
Elturan Avalov, being architect by profession, his
precision of compositional solutions, clarity of thought,
logicality of drawing, completeness of the artistic
conception could be easily comprehended. His musical gift
adds lyricism and dynamics to the objects represented, so
his characters are perceived not only according to the
color and design, but also to the sound, thus building up
certain mood and associations.
Elturan's artistic talent enables him to breath new life,
to impart unique features peculiar to the artist, to
long-and-well-known characters by Uzeir Hajibeyov, as well
as to his contemporaries.
The artist has succeeded in presenting traditional mode of
life, nature and historical places of Azerbaijan in a
novel, fresh manner of his own. He has very peculiar
vision of the world, his own original path of creative
solutions, original attitude to nature and world events.
His ever-developing original quest for individual attitude
to the world is based upon love of man, his history,
culture and land.
The artist ability to convey motion, flight to thought,
state of the soul, joy of life and avoiding the grotesque
is amazingly fascinating. Artist gives the detailed
presentation of the world around him, with full analysis
of essence of the object. He is equally at ease in
portraying instantaneous states and stable, permanent
world of human relations and passions.