After the establishment of the museum dedicated to Ismail Kadare in his home a Tirana and the promise of a museum dedicated to Dritëro Agolli, it seems that other Albanian art and culture personalities will have their own museum.
Everything was confirmed by the Minister of Culture, Elva Margariti, which during a visit to the Buza painters' workshop announced the project expressed in a meeting with the well-known painter Kujtim Buza, son of Abdurrahim Buza, one of the most important Albanian artists of the 20 century and among the first founders of the first design school in Tirana in the 1933.
"We were today in the Buza's atelier: Abdurrahim, Kujtim and Sokol. The artistic heritage of three generations of the Buza family must be inventoried to pass after the "museum" of the artistic studio and its opening to the public.
Three generations of artists who fanatically preserve an extraordinary collection of paintings but also thousands of drawings. Tirana needs such landmarks."- said Minister Margariti visiting the works and collections of Abdurrahim Buza.
"Në vitet '30 to nisi të pikturojë portrete me ngjyrat and luleve". Kështu tregon Kujtimi për të atin, Abdurrahim Buzën, ...
A museum for Buza artists
Abdurrahim Buza moved to Tirana from Gjakova for work. He began painting in the atelier of a well-known Italian painter of the time, Galileo Chini.
He was one of the founders of the first design school in Tirana in the 1933. He worked in the "Harry Fultz" school, in the "Qemal Stafa" gymnasium and in the "Jordan Misja" high school. Scholars and art critics have praised Abdurrahim Buza for his work that preserves the fanaticism and severity of academic composition and artistic treatment.
They tell of a painter who worked hard, who asked a lot of himself and who produced so much. Not surprisingly, his design line at that time is very careful and precise. The motifs inspired by his country will play a leading role in the works of Buza, of which today works of unique value in the history of Albanian art are preserved.
Of his main works are mentioned, in particular, "Refugatat", "Malësori", "Vajza gjakovare", "Dasma gjakovare", "Lojërat popullore", "Azem Galica dhe luftëtarët". For art critics, these paintings are not just figures but figurative souls into which the artist's memory and emotional charge poured.
Abdurrahim Buza is considered by scholars to be one of the first painters of modern individuality, different and incomparable for any Albanian artist of the time. With his works he has transcended some of the conceptions of the method dictated by artistic ability.
In the 1960 he was awarded the title "Piktor i Merituar" while in the 1978 he won the prize "Painter of the People" by decision of the Popular Assembly of the Popular Republic of Albania. The archives of his works are kept in the National Gallery of Art in Tirana and in the family atelier in Tirana.
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