In halls of the State Museum of Literature of Uzbekistan in Tashkent your attention will be surely drawn by two pictures exposing famous national poets Uvaisi and Nadira, whose names are well known to all people interested in literature and poetry. The pictures reflect charm images and mood of high poetic inspiration and deep sadness of these famous women guessed by the artist. The portraits were created by Temurgalib Djamolutdinov. They are full of poetry and music and bear through centuries greatness and eternal value of creativity of these poetesses from Kokand.

At the same museum, there is a historical canvas devoted to Alisher Navoi and his epoch. The work is penetrated by rich expressiveness and deeply touches the spectators. It is notable by its psychological impressiveness and bright characters exposed in it, what proves high skills of Temurgalib Djamolutdinov.

I knew the art of Temurgalib at one of Tashkent art exhibitions in the 1970s. I directed my attention to small aquarelle compositions of genre and satiric character. Though some works of Temurgalib of this cycle still exposed influence of famous Uzbek artist Telman Muhamedov, who was one of a few artists in Uzbekistan turning to classic oriental miniature, the works by Djamolutdinov demonstrated the artist having independent minding and bringing new circle of themes and subjects into the painting art.

In the ensuing years, I was observing development of his creativity, visited Temurgalib’s country studio at the house of his father and again assured of the talent of this original artist.

T. Djamolutdinov deeply feels beauty of women, their especial unwordable charm and with expressiveness exposes it in his numerous pictures. Having an eye for everyday life and singing it, Temurgalib creates compositions devoted to ordinary life scenes, exposes noisy and cheerful Uzbek wedding feasts, sometimes turns to traditions and exposes in pictures subjects from classic literature and legends.

A powerful lyric penetrates almost all his works. The artist exposes the lovers as Uzbek poetry in its brightest classic samples is penetrated by love for beauty, life and truth.

T. Djamolutdinov in his painting opens his heart, exposing his emotions and ignoring false cover of hypocritical custodian. Sometimes, in his best works, he reaches a high spirit of the greatest Uzbek poets — Navoi, Babur and Mashrab.

One of his pictures is devoted to sorrowing Uzbek mother grieving at the children killed in wars and conflicts. This original and metaphoric by compositional order canvas is very expressive both by its art means and by the feeling of patriotism and humanism.

Sometimes a creative idea brings the artist beyond our world, and then appear the pictures devoted to the Universe, eternal dream of the man, tirelessly striving to penetrate into the future, to save people from cosmic dangers and catastrophes.

In self — portraits, Djamolutdinov looks at us from his different periods of the life as a poet and dreamer, singer of the native land. In one of them, he exposed himself working at some landscape sketch in the old Samarkand street nearby Gur — Emir. He enriched this portrait — composition by landscape elements and added pictures of children observing at his work.

The works of T. Djamolutdinov are sincere and full of national spirit. They obtained a significant art value in contemporary painting of Uzbekistan and deserving of close attention of our art critics.

Author: Rafail Taktash