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Mezuraj Museum announces that after the inauguration of the new exhibition of Mezuraj Collection of the well- known painter Helidon Haliti and of the catalogue regarding this collection on 16 March, 2009, Mezuraj Museum will be opened for the public on
17 March, 2009.
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PAINTING IN MEZURAJ MUSEUM

Mezuraj Museum collection counts about 3500 original paintings as well.  But the unique and the essential fund of its painting collection includes about 500 selected paintings of high quality and great cultural value.  This collection, starting with a color etching of our national hero Scanderbeg on a horse, belonging to XVIII-th century and having no identified author, also consists of paintings of the early XX-th century of traditional painters such as Kolë Idromeno, Simon Rrota etc.  Mezuraj Museum painting fund is primarily focused on collections of three prominent Albanian personalities of figurative art that are:

  • Ismail Lulani
  • Artur Muharremi
  • Helidon Haliti
These painters’ sets are the most typological and representative ones of this institution.  It’s worthy to mention that this museum owns even a considerable number of paintings of other well-known Albanian painters such as Gazmend Leka, Pano Kondo, Hasan Nallbani, Nestor Jonuzi, Fatmir Haxhiu, Ilia Xhokaxhiu, Moikom Zeqo etc.  Thus, Mezuraj Museum has resulted successful in interlacing the traditional painting with contemporary one.  The particular aspect of this museum stands in the fact that its painting collection is founded being based on painters sets or cycles bearing this way the continuance of artist artworks, as it is the case of Artur Muharremi  with a full set of three-year composition, consequently 2005-2008.  Figurative collection of Mezuraj Museum is undoubtedly distinguished for its artistic values and different individualities.  This collection is an authentic demonstration of immense power of composing and artistic development.  It is worthy to be mentioned that, for the first time in Albania, the painters’ composition is going along with a legal, licensed and institutional way of selling and purchasing.  We are confident to announce that our institution has acted in accordance with communication world parameters in basis of licenses, of legal contracts and registration of the all artworks nearby the respective organs.
 
  • Artur Muharremi
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Pogradec 1958
  Artur Muharremi is one of the most important Albanian contemporary painters. He has started to create before the political changes leading our country to democracy took place. With his well known picture “Before Creation” (1989), Muharremi was one of those very few artists, who “shook off and warned” the Albanian society of nineties against the crisis that was going to break. He completed university studies for scenography and contributed actively and significantly as painter and producer for the development transformation and qualitative amelioration of the animated film; yet his love and propensity was painting in the trestle board, especially the compositional picture.
In 1991 Muharremi opened his first exhibition in the National Gallery of Arts. The works he presented there were characterized by a metaphysical environment and an emptiness that reflected the political and social situation of Albania of that time. Then he emigrated in Greece (Athens), where he painted and created publicity spots for a private TV studio. Parallel to this Muharremi realized works of different genres, such as landscapes, nudes and compositions.
All these works he has presented in his second exhibition later on in Albania, in the National Gallery of Arts, Tirana. The painter Artur Muharremi is famous for a large variety of creation, very important for the Albanian contemporary arts. His paintings are realized in the form of pictorial cycles that are very interesting with regard to the way they perceive the philosophy of the life and its phenomena. He is an allegoric painter, very accurate in realizing every detail of a picture.
Muharremi creates pictorial situations full of internal movement. His painting style has passed through several stages of development and consolidation before he was formed as a particular artistic individuality, who unfolds numerous artistic messages to the public by applying contemporary painting techniques and communicative figurative means.
The constructions of the landscapes he has realized are very strange. They seem to be scenes where he shows events and views from an unknown world. The author treats the constituent elements of his pictures in a realistic and professional way, in order to achieve the form he has pre-chosen. Among the main cycles of the painter Artur Muharremi one can mention “The Musicians”, “Nudes”, “Still Natures”, “Myths and Legends” and “The life of the Street”. The brushwork of Muharremi is very expressive and transmits spiritual warmth. Sometimes it is characterized by a bright light helping one “to read” the smooth forms of his monumental personages, other times the light is “frozen”, which thing makes his pictorial magic and able to create a fogy environment that absorbs the people eyes and minds.
Muharremi should be seen as the Albanian painter of nudes. His pictures on this subject belong to the most beautiful ones. Their compositional interweaving stirs up the creative fantasy of spectators and make them dream magic and mystery. Often the naked images manifest a strange, impressive force through their silence, where melancholy is part of a beauty almost sculptural and classical.
One can see frequently in his paintings the same feminine image that seems to be a poetical muse, who is sitting next to the painter and guides him with her magic across “a pictorial world of an endless fantasy”. Muharremi’s pictures have inside them witchcraft, mystery and infinite beauty. Every their detail is “polished and caressed” by his brush and his spirit. The background of his “still natures” is abstract and formal, creating in this way another atmosphere, almost extraterrestrial, regardless of the fact they show fruits or other kinds of figures. Often the images of his paintings seem to be similar to nymphs, beautiful and unknown personages. Their magic is upsetting, as they posses an imposing power, though they are staying silent, sometimes in very strange postures. No doubt the cycle of nudes is his most abundant cycle, with more than 1000 paintings. This theme is still very attractive for the author. The works of the painter Artur Muharremi can be found in the fund of the NGA, Tirana, in the fund of the “Mezuraj Museum” and in other private collections in Albania and abroad.
 
  • Helidon Haliti
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Lushnje 1968
  The artist is similar to the river that cannot find rest but continues to flow in search of the sea …; but differently from the river that streams from the height towards the down, the artist overflows towards the peaks; he doesn’t descend, but climbs toward the height of the human spirit, heart and mind, extending himself all over the cosmos and all over the human micro cosmos. The artist accepts neither limits, nor rest; he occupies always new lands …; he is always in movement and searching … Helidon Haliti Heldon Haliti belongs to the new generation of contemporary Albanian students that are graduated during nineties in the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana. The picture students of these years have had the possibility to apply modern-day methods and materials while being taught by Albanian professors and lecturers invited from France, Italy, Swiss, etc.
Prior to this time the works and exhibitions of the modern arts as well as of the different experiments were forbidden and punishable as “heresy”. Of this time period is the joint exhibition of the teachers and students in the NGA (1993), their contacts with and visits in museums and galleries abroad, as well as the students’ aspirations for more freedom in the art, according to the European and other well known models.
This atmosphere of emancipation being already hoped by all artists, especially by their yang generation, had influenced on the education of the painter Helidon Halitisince the he was a student. He has been present always in numerous exhibitions in Albania and abroad, especially in Greece, where he actually lives and creates. Haliti realizes his works in different genres and techniques. The drama of emigration and the spiritual distemper he is still suffering as an emigrant are reflected in severalpictorial cycles, such as “The Legs”, “Thepigeon”, “The cage”, “Eva and Adam”, etc.
Haliti insists in preserving the light of the Albanian nature in his picture. He paints with powerful colors creating works that radiate spiritual warmth, esthetic beauty and artistic workmanship. Haliti’s fables communicate easily with the public for his works unfolds and transmits actual messages and ideas; the images he chooses are picked up from the true life and nature. The painter is less dramatic in the cycles “The tree”, “The seasons”,etc, whereas he is more poetical andlyric in his recent cycles, manifesting his abilities as a colorist and delicate master of the color, an artist of modern visions with relation to the way he follows in realizing his compositions, where parallel to official figurative forms and elements one can see an accurate designer, who is very intuitive with regard to the choice of appropriate and current materials and structures (Adam and Eva).
People stand nailed before some Haliti’s pictures trying to “read” their motif, whereas in other pictures he invites the spectators “to enter them”, in order to trace the painter’s travel through the labyrinths of the world he has created by the means of his brush and his fantasy. They are beautiful, both of them,for they contain sincerity and love. The works of the painter Helidon Haliti can be found in the collection of the “Mezuraj Museum” as well as in many other collections within Albania and abroad.
 
  • Kole Idromeno
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Shkoder 1860-1939
 

Idromeno is the initiator of the Albanian painting school of realism in the XIX – XX centuries. The first teacher of Idromeno has been Pietro Marubi, an Italian emigrant living in Shkodra, who was painter, architect and photograph. His first drawings and aquarelles date from 1871 – 1874. Due to Marubi’s insistence, Idromeno goes in Venice in 1875, in order to attend studies in picture. After having learned for about six months, he stayed in this city for three other years working as assistant in the studio of a Venetian painter. There he admired the works of great Venetian masters of the Renaissance, such as Krivel, Mantenja, Belini, etc. Kolë Idromeno turned back home as an affirmed painter in 1878. It was right the time when it was founded the League of Prizren. In Shkodra Idromeno was actively involved in the anti - Turkish movement for the independence of Albania.
Kolë Idromeno joined the intellectual circles of that time (Filip Shiroka, Mati Kodheli, Ndre Mjeda, etc) that were engaged in the resistance. Because of his well known anti – Turkish attitudes, the occupational authorities deported him in 1987 in the city of Ulqin, where he stayed for about one year. Idromeno’s life span and activity extends over two very important periods of the history of Albania: Albanian Renaissance and National Independence. Idromeno’s contribution in painting is wide and manysided. He has realized portraits, compositions, landscapes, designs and aquarelles mainly of urban themes. One can find in his portraits not only friends, relatives and members of his family, but many well known intellectuals, clergymen and patriots of the time, too.
In 1883 he realized the first Albanian realistic picture known with the name “Motra Tone”; but what is more important, this picture is a masterwork of the Albanian painting, both of Renaissance and Independence periods. Idromeno is a very interesting and complex personality: He liked playing music (trombone) and was member of the musical band of the city; he realized decors for theatrical performances and has even worked for some years as the painter of well known city carnivals (1917 – 1936).
In 1885 he opened his photographic studio in Shkodra; in 1912 he brought for the first time in our country an equipment for playing movies, after having established a contract with famous Lumiere brothers, in France. Idromeno was urbanist and architect, too. He has designed about 50 public and industrial buildings as well as private residences, such as the cinema “Rozafat”, the State Bank, the Big Café, etc.
Idromeno has organized exhibitions in Roma, Budapest, Vienna, Bari and New York (1898 – 1939). In his artistic realizations in painting he has applied a uniform brushwork, without using strong contrasts, and by diffusing a silent light throughout his pictures. The realism of his works is almost photographic. Besides portraying his family members, he has painted also portraits of his friends from reach people of the city, dressed in national, traditional costumes. After the early works of religious nature “Life Ways”, “The Flight of Madonna”, etc (1890 – 1896), Idromeno painted subjects from the history, life and traditional costumes of the people, such as “The Portrait of Scanderbeg”, “Shkodra Wedding”, “The Old Man from Postriba”, “A House Garden in Shkodra”, etc. These paintings make him the first Albanian artist entering the way of laic and realistic picture. Idromeno remains the most important painter of the Albanian realistic picture of the XX century. His work “The Portrait of Shtjefën Gjeçovi” belongs to the series of the portraits he has realized under the influence of the Italian school of the picture.
The figure of the patriot Gjeçovi – a Franciscan priest, is shown frontally, in a bust form, wearing a characteristic Franciscan dress. A silent light coming from the left hand side penetrates all the painting. Idromeno has realized the portrait of Gjeçovi by using warm colors. The passage from the light to the shadow is realized with delicacy, by paying special attention to his eyes and sight. These details provide a psychological and very communicative portrait. This work must have been created by Idromeno during the first years of XX century.

 

 
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  • Ismail Lulani
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Tuz (Montenegro),1933-Shkoder, 2002

Ismail Lulani is born in the city of Tuz (Republic of Serbia) in 26 March 1933). After having concluded the elementary studies in his birth city, his family was removed in Shkodra. There he studied initially in a medical middle school, but very soon he fully dedicated himself to his childhood’s passion: Painting. His friends, the painters Angjelin Dodmasej and Franc Ashiku, urged Lulani to attend the High Institute of the Arts in Tirana (1964 – 68) and frequent the picture studios under the guidance of the famous painters Nexhmedin Zajmi and Sali Shijaku. It seems the deep realism of Zajmi and the intense expressivity of Shijaku “have found a fertile terrain” in the artistic intuition and unrepeatable sensation of Lulani’s powerful color that were gradually completed mainly through his famous “discrete spots full of light”, a technique he continuously brought to perfection from one painting to the other.

In his works, especially in the ones realized during 1980 – 90 years, it is clearly seen a further enrichment of his brushwork. Lulani has gained distinction among the other painters through his characteristic pictorial style that tented towards decorativeness, by choosing particular motifs and by applying specific methods while painting his personages.
In his 30 years long artistic activity the painter Lulani created numerous and various works. He painted portraits and landscapes and composed monumental pictures taking their subject from the historic and social realities.
His first work shown in public has been a landscape from the power plant of Vau i Dejës. Later on Lulani’s works would be present in all exhibitions and competitions, both of local and national levels. Lulani finds the inspiration to realize his famous pictorial cycles in figures of legendary heroes (“Muji and Halili”, “Gjergj Elez Alia”), in the Albanian ballads (“Kostandin and Doruntina”), in the history of the Albanian people (“Ali Pasha Tepelena”, “Scanderbeg”, “Shota and Azem Galica”), and in numerous persons and events related to the National Liberation War and period of the socialism construction, especially from the life and activities of common people. Ismail Lulani is renowned and very much appreciated as the painter of the “spots filled with powerful colors”, that radiate warmth and light, and of the personages painted in a stylized way – an artist who closely searches every detail from the life of simple people. After nineties Ismail Lulani dedicated himself to landscapes of North Albanian regions, that had attracted him since early times. On this basis Lulani created entire cycles, most of which can be grouped according to the seasons, for instance the cycle of the autumn landscapes, the cycle of the winter landscapes, the cycle of the goat herdsman, etc. Lulani’s picture is prominent for its colorist freshness that finds its origin in his artistic contact with the nature as well as in the influence of the folk of northern regions, which can be clearly seen especially in the vivid colorization and decorousness it manifests.

Lulani has considered the Albanian motifs of his pictures from different angles of sight. He has won the fame of the painter of North Albania. Besides paintings of historic motifs he has presented in many national exhibitions before nineties, such as his well known works “Moment from Battle”, “Ded Gjo Luli”, “Shota and Azem Galica”, “The Highlander”, etc, he resulted very much“in love” with the Albanian landscape. Parallel to the nature’s beauty, the other predominant element in his landscapes is the “pastoral motif”. Perhaps this motif is inspired by the simple and difficult life of highlander-herdsmen in mountains. The
herdsmen images have even created a “personage-image” that appears from time to time in his paintings. It is an attractive personage, generally aged, and dressed in a folk costume. The artist prefers to expose him usually in company of his goats and amidst of the snow. Sometimes he is presented from behind, while walking. After nineties Lulani’s works contain slight hues of drama, sadness and deadly silence, that pass on significant messages to the people. Here the magic is interlaced with the mystery, the light of the nature with the light of the spirit and the winter landscape with the autumn’s one. In these paints shines the same sun shining in the Albanian legends.
Ismail Lulani created within the frame of diverse social systems. He remains one of the most important representatives of the Albanian art of the XX century.

 
  • Fatmir Haxhiu
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Tirane 1927 – 2001
The painter Fatmir Haxhiu is one of the most important representatives of the painting of Socialist Realism. He is born in Tirana (1927) and has taken active part in the antifascist resistance in the city, organized and guided by the Albanian Communist Party (1941 – 1942). In 1943 he joined armed units of the National Liberation Army in order to fight against Nazifascists.
After the war Haxhiu studied artillery in military schools of Belgrade and Zagreb, then he turned back home and served in army as officer until 1960. But his passion for the picture was stronger than his wish for a military career, so he stopped it when sub colonel of the army and dedicated oneself fully to the figurative arts. Haxhiu was member of the first group of the students having attended the High Institute of Arts in Tirana (1961 – 65).
He is “the Painter of the Battlefield”. His diploma work “The passage of the First Division towards the North” started the cycle of compositional paintings, that took their motif from historic battles (“Skroskë 1943”, 1966; “Party, may you live as long as mountains”, 1968; “Hekali Counselors”, 1971; “In the days of the Spring Offensive”, 1977; “Ismail Qemali”, 1979, etc).
In addition to the picture “Scanderbeg” that has in its focus a historic personage, Haxhiu has created other, numerous works of this kind, dedicated to the National Liberation War under the guidance of the Albanian Communist Party and its commanders, for instance “Breaking sieges” (1984), “The Triumphant” (1979), “Odriçan 1944” (1984), etc.
Haxhiu has paid much attention to the theme of the construction of the socialist society, too, especially in “On the Thrashing ground” (1977), “Gjirokastra” (1973), “Landscape with boats” (1981), etc. The contribute the painter Haxhiu has brought with his cycles of historic themes is very much important, for he has produced works presenting major events and situations from the history of the National Liberation War by using realistic means.
Generally Haxhiu’s pictures are composed of many personages, each of them painted very carefully and in tiny details. His pictures contain natural light and have depth and space. After nineties Haxhiu realized a cycle of landscapes, mainly of autumn season, then he turned back to the historic theme, this time to the life and numerous battles of the national hero Gjergj Kastrioti Scanderbeg. The artistic creation of the painter Haxhiu has played an important role in Albanian figurative arts of the second half of sixties, especially with regard to painting subjects from the Second World War in large panels. They clearly manifest his monumental tendencies. This creational method he has applied in continuity in his works, the themes he has chosen and the artistic means he has used make him one of the painters, who have essentially influenced the consolidation of the art of the socialist realism in Albania. His works can be found in the fund of the NGA, Tirana, in the “Mezuraj Museum” and in many other private collections in Albania and abroad. The painting “On the Thrashing Ground” belongs to very few works the author has realized around eighties with the theme of the village. It presents three young people, one boy and two girls, that have come from the city together with other persons in order to help the members of an agricultural cooperative during the harvest time. The panting is realized by using realistic means, nevertheless it contains symbolic elements and images. The landscape of the vast wheat field symbolizes the abundance of the agricultural product in the socialist village, whereas its central personages – two young girls standing up with smiling faces and a yang man kneeled before them – symbolize the solidarity of the citizens with the country people and the gaiety they feel because of the work they do “willingly”. The painting has mainly historic values, as an instance of the arts politicization in the communist Albania of that time.
 
  • Gazmend leka
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Gazmend Leka        
 
Tirana, 1953
I have always considered painting as a long prayer that starts every day with the sunrise. This ritual has accompanied me in my travel to explore and find the OLD LANGUAGE, the lost language that I knew long ago, before the FALL, when I spoke to stone, tree, fruit and snake. This prayer grows from day to day deeper and more internal, permitting me to speak freely to things already dead. What they say makes my works, one after the other.” Prof. Gazmend Leka, the painter of the year 2005.
The picture of the philosophic mystery. The painter Gazmend Leka is one of the biggest personalities of contemporary Albanian picture. After having finished his high studies in the graphics studio of Pandi Mele and Vlash Prifti, he was designated as scene painter in the Palace of Culture in Berati city.
Later on Leka and another artist, Bashkim Ahmeti, guided the group of the painters who designed and realized the interiors of the National Museum Gjergj Kastrioti (Scanderbeg) in Kruja, during 1980 – 1982, making it one of the most important and visited museums of Albania. Between 1982 and 1991 he worked as the chief of the artistic animation in the Kino Studio “Shqipëria e Re”, where he gave an essential contribute for its conceptual transformation and for the introduction of contemporary techniques, making in this way our animated film deign to represent Albania in many prestigious international festivals.From 1991 on Leka is working as lecturer in the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana. Being a virtuous designer and painter always in search of new pictorial techniques, he has realized about 4000 works that can be found in the collection of his studio as well as in other, numerous collections in Albania and abroad. Having an exceptional fantasy and a vast culture, being in love with mysteries of the symbolism, alchemic, astrology, and theology, impassioned of  philosophic theories, myths, legends and magic of colors, Leka experimented for many years in search of his personality and injecting fresh power onto images of his subjects. The artistic realizations of the painter Gazmend Leka – animated films, drawings, pictures, graphics, illustrations and artistic designs - evince a conceptual continuity, where one can see in the same time workmanship, individuality, symbolism and artistic sorcery interlaced with mystics and originality. Leka’s work clearly presents the “unseen” lines of the contact between “the figure” and “the trace”, from one hand, and the artist’s tendency to annihilate the border separating them. During 1995 – 2002 Leka experimented painting on wood supports, similar to the icons and our traditional folk art objects. He “burned” them using flames while having in view “the tragedy” the icons had undergone after 1967 as well as the worship the simple people have witnessed towards them by saving them blackened and parched, as they were after having taken them out of the fire. Painting on images above such wood supports made Leka create hundreds of works that reflect the upset conscience of an artist who has always admired and loved the great Albanian iconographic art. These works are mainly of modest dimensions, nevertheless they communicate with the public through a simple, magic and implied figuration, which thing has made and still is making the power of the icons.
In this way, by burning the wood supports applying contemporary means, Leka has realized in seven years his cycle based on biblical, social and personal motifs, that makes people levelheaded on the secret “plasma” of Albanian spirit – the archetype of Albanian energy not yet expressed and not yet evident. The artistic conscience of Leka is greatly influenced by the history of the snapped territory, the past and actual injustices and the chaos of the anomalous Albanian transition. As about the colorist management, Leka is in general reserved and harmonious. He tends towards an extreme graphicness by passing to almost graphical paintings, where the black predominates, whereas the “touches” of the white and red colors are too delicate and need thinking about how they communicate with the subject of the painting. Lately Leka has turned his attention from such wood works to pictures of large formats and to painting on the basis of his previous images and drawings.
 
  • Ilia Xhokaxhi
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Ilia Xhokaxhi        
 
Tirane 1948 - 2007
 
Ilia Xhokaxhi is a contemporary Albanian abstractionist painter, who has already created a very remarkable artistic individuality. Xhokaxhi has a wide creation in different genres. Having completed the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana, Xhokaxhi worked for many years as film painter in the Kino Studio “Shqipëria e Re” (today’s Alba Film). He is the author of 31 Albanian artistic films and of numerous scenes in the National Theater, Theater of Opera and Ballet, festivals of music and national folk festivals. Xhokaxhi has an ample productivity in the painting, too. Being fond of the Shakespeare’s tragedies and of the other works of the world literature, Ilia Xhokaxhi has suffered bitterly the tragic events of the Albanian transition during 1990 - 2005. It has inspired him by the creation of several pictorial cycles, such as “Sword and Moon” (1995), “Benedictus” (2000),“Macbeth” (2002) and “Blasphemy-of  the broken dagger” (2004).
In all these cycles Xhokaxhi compares the drama of the Albanian society with an infinite circle that symbolizes its course towards the hope.The pathos of his artistic spirit agitated by the Albanian Drama of bygone and present times is reflected throughout all his works in these ten last years. Strange images and forms “move” and“fall” from above in monochromic, greyblue and some times faded red or rose backgrounds, as symbols of the agitated spiritual state of the artist Xhokaxhi. The pictorial situations in the paintings of Ilia Xhokaxhi always remain within the frame of abstract, meditative and symbolic picture. For many years he appears in love with grey, almost “drowsy” backgrounds, where the laconism of his brushwork and the painted images are almost undecipherable for the common spectator.
In this way Xhokaxhi applies in his works a decorativeness that sometimes is silent and other times explosive, but always staying faithful to his own individuality.
Ilia Xhokaxhi holds a conversation with “elitists”, who follow very attentively since years the works he has exposed in personal exhibitions as well as in competitions and other activities held in Albania and abroad. The paintings of Ilia Xhokaxhi can be found in the NGA in Tirana, in the fund of the “Mezuraj Museum” and in other collections within and outside Albania.
 
  • Pano Kondo
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Pano Kondo        
 
Permet 1954
 
Pano Kondo belongs to the generation of painters being formed in the Albanian Academy of Picture at the end of eighties (1974 – 1979). He is born in the city of Përmet (1954) but his artistic education is completed in the Art School “Jordan Misja” in Tirana. Afterwards he has been student of the scenography in the AAB, Tirana, in the studio of Prof. Shaban Hysa. Having finished the Academy of Arts, he worked for about 20 consecutive years as scene painter in the Theatre “Bylis” in Fier, where he contributed notably in changing the existing concepts about the scenography and in applying new expressive means within the limited frame of that time. He is appreciated and awarded with different prices and diplomas for professional scenes of more than 100 theatrical performances, concerts, comedies, variety shows and skilful costumery he has realized.
Pano Kondo authors a rich and interesting creation in the field of brushwork, too. His landscapes, still natures and compositional pictures are characterized by a decorative tendency and an illuminated and colorful palette. Kondo makes his landscapes transmit general emotions related to his idea even in cases they lack people. The light of Berat streets in the cycle the painter dedicates to this city “blinds” one with its whiteness. In some other paintings of this cycle the city is painted very tenderly and idealized like a subject of tales. This delicate and transparent brush so characteristic in the cycle of Berat, is transformed in other cycles into another brush, more expressive, unpredicted and painty, which thing allows him to create works full of internal, powerful emotion. This makes him an impulsive painter with a “pictorial rebellious” spirit.
These pictures are intoned in general, but especially in some still natures their “balance” is violated. Pano Kondo is a present-day modern Albanian painter who preserves the pictorial image.
He finds his inspiration generally in the Albanian nature as well as in the life of common people. But in some works Kondo tends towards a symbolic communication by applying elements of a minimalist decorative artistic language. The painter Pano Kondo has been always present in the exhibitions, competitions and other activities of figurative arts with his works, bringing gradually to completion his artistic individuality.
 
  • Nestor Jonuzi
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  • Kol Gurashi
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  • Simon Rrota
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  • Moikom Zeqo
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  • Vangjush Tusha
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