Today 17.00.04 – Independent researchers of fine and applied decorative arts – Khurshida Khayitboboeva’s topic called “Traditions and innovations in the artistic crafts of the independence period” and Bekhzod Khadjimetov’s “The process of revival and development of miniature painting in Uzbekistan in the late XX – early XXI centuries” was discussed at the department of “History and theory of art.”

As noted in these lively discussions, these topics are also relevant for the development of art education today. This requires more responsibility and dedication from the researchers.

After all, in today’s fast-paced developed world, techniques and technologies have entered the ancient crafts of humanity. Also, the process has naturally clashed with traditions and is evolving.
Evaluating them, positively and negatively, respectively, is essential in creating a scientific basis. What is new in the recent revival of miniature painting, which has become a unique art form in the East, is the apparent scientific justification of which traditions are overlooked. Its restoration is of great importance for the present and future development of the branch.

The dissertation topics of both independent researchers were discussed by the department and recommended to the institute’s board.