Fragility explores the aesthetic side of nudity

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times January 24, 2018 10:59

Fragility explores the aesthetic side of nudity

TIRANA, Jan. 24 – Kalo Gallery inaugurated this week a contemporary art exhibition titled Fragility.

Open until Feb. 11, Fragility will display artworks from the gallery’s collection, including paintings and sculptures from Albanian and foreign artists such as Bashkim Ahmeti, Natasha Bega, Lumturi Blloshmi, Ingrid Brandstatter, etc.

Human figure remains in the centre of art for its beauty and fragility. The hidden of the human figure – nudity – became a very important theme for artists of all eras to explore.

Nude paintings and sculptures, depicted or sculpted in various poses, have expressed emotions, thus forming their own subject, just as landscapes and still life do.

However, nudity does not copy nature, but rather seen raw and transformed by the artist into an aesthetic object, usually without commercial or decorative background.

Thus, artists contribute their artistic notion by reflecting sexuality on canvas, and through their perception of nude models’ eroticism.

Interestingly, nude art is mainly dominated by women models. Female artists had difficulty in painting male nude models.

It is in Kalo’s Gallery artistic ideology to consider nude art as an inseparable part of general art and is so in possession of a good number of nude paintings and sculptures of various sizes, styles and techniques, created by artists from all age groups and nationalities that are worth sharing with the public in this eye-opening, thought provoking and aesthetically satisfying exhibition that is a novelty in its kind.

 

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times January 24, 2018 10:59