Albanian, Dutch artists retrace beauty in paintings
TIRANA, March 2 – Two Albanian and Dutch artists have opened a joint exhibition retracing Albania’s landmark tourism destinations in paintings.
The paintings of Anita Duriçi and Tirana-based Dutch artist Kees Stalman are described as an opportunity to visit beautiful Albanian destinations, touch the spiritual landscapes of the past through loved and unknown images.
“We will be retracing together places, time and feelings in the ‘Retrace’ exhibition. Only memories, which we turn to again and again, remain between yesterday and present day. The future is created through a mix of colors, shapes, feelings and the past becomes present and merges into the canvas to remain there forever,” the artists say about the exhibition.
The Dutch embassy in Tirana described the exhibition as a rare example of Albanian-Dutch cooperation in the cultural field.
The exhibition, promoting the beauty of Albania through paintings of Albanian landscape and showcasing about 60 oil on canvas and pastel paintings, will be open at Tirana’s National History Museum from March 3 to 8.