In the medieval Piazza Duomo of Pistoia the Albanian community enters into communication with the city through the art expressed in the Painting Exhibition "The Daughters of Eve”Of the Albanian painter Jorgaq Gogu, born in Berat in the 1944.
This Friday, 11 November will inaugurate the start of the Mostranel Battistero and in the Synod Hall of the Ancient Palace of the Bishops, organized by the Migrantes Pastoral Office of the Diocese of Pistoia of which it is a member fr. Elia Matija. It is a cycle of 24 paintings that illustrate the contemporary perception of female figures in the History of Salvation according to the Albanian extraction artist.
Gogu's gallery presents humanized biblical characters, transformed into encounters between mothers and daughters, wives and widows, queens, matriarchs, poor and abandoned women. Those who with commitment and never giving up have insisted on virtue, are honored today as saints, while those who in the battle for improvement have surrendered - or have given themselves to Evil - are remembered as sinners.
Although the style of painting is of contemporary art, the author interprets on the canvas the feelings he has in the wake of the Orthodox tradition in which he was born and raised. This is accompanied by sensitivity towards atheism, as the author was trained as an artist in the period of atheism imposed by constitution in communist Albania. The paintings express the explosion that follows a long repression of the spiritual need to externalize. Evangelization is not lacking either.
The Albanian painter moved to Greece in the 1992 and then returned permanently to Albania from the 2004 where he successfully practices his profession.
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