The first ancient monuments of the Azerbaijani fine art should certainly include the unique rock carvings of Gobustan – the area of Absheron peninsula.
Contemporary artwork of Azerbaijan dates back to the early XX century. Realism, rich color, “recognition” and topicality are inherent to paintings of Sattar Bahlulzadeh, Tahir Salahov, Togrul Narimanbekov, Behruz Kengerli, Azim Azimzadeh, Nadir Abdurakhmanov, a whole galaxy of young artists. In addition to traditional painting techniques, the alternatives are often used. So contemporary artist Sabir Chopuroglu created amazing technique - he paints his paintings by using oil, and an artist Parvana Eyubova creates pictures using skin.
Exhibitions are regularly launched, and museums and art galleries operate in the capital and major cities, and great attention is paid to children's art.
Exhibition of contemporary Azerbaijani art located at the halls of the Azerbaijan State Museum of Art and demonstrates painting, sculpture, graphics, decorative and applied art of Azerbaijan of the 30-90's of XX century. A rich collection of the National Art Museum of Azerbaijan allows newly to see the artistic monuments of the past and discover the peculiarities of modern art.
Contemporary paintings and drawings by Azerbaijani artists are represented in the Baku Museum of Modern Art, and private collections in many countries. Again please us the works by A. and V. Shamsiyevs., I. Mamedov, Z. Aliyeva, D. Kerimov, O. and B. Agababayevs, U. and E. Hagverdiyevs, E. and M. Babayevs, R. and S. Verdiyevs, R. Karimov, E. and D. Gashimovs, N. Ibrahimov, R. Mehdiyev, B. Maratly, A. and S. Samedovs, A. Sadikhzade and other artists.