From Expressionism to Kosovo`s Abstract Expressionism

AuthorAgnesa Muharremi- Kastrati - Ilir Muharremi
PositionProfessor at the Faculty of Arts, University of Pristina, Kosovo - Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Pristina, Kosovo
European Journal of Economics, Law and Social Sciences
IIPCCL Publishing, Graz-Austria
Vol. 3 No. 1
January, 2019
ISSN 2519-1284
Acces online at
From Expressionism to Kosovo`s Abstract Expressionism
PhD Agnesa Muharremi- Kastrati
Professor at the Faculty of Arts, University of Pristina, Kosovo
PhD Ilir Muharremi
Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Pristina, Kosovo
In this paper we have included the most essential characteristics of the historical developments
of this artistic movement and the most remarkable names of the eld who have lived in
Kosovo. Some artists such as Abdurrahim Buza, Qamil Grezda, Kujtim Buza, Muslim Mulliqi,
Tahir Emra, Nysret Salihamixhiqi, Rexhep Ferri, Xhevdet Xhafa etc., of the old generation
were inspired by this movement in the modern Art in Kosovo, which was also re ected to their
art works for a long time.
In this paper we will write about the history of the beginning of the classical direction up
to modern and conceptual art. Many Kosovo`s artists, such as Muslim Mulliqi, Tahir Emra,
Xhevdet Xhafa, Rexhep Ferri, Daut Berisha, Karmon Fan Ferri and some others from the new
generation of the Faculty of Arts in Prishtina for the rst time have transitet from their traditional
elements (in their art works) to new concepts of modern contemporary art. Thus, we thank
the artists from the three generations that are involved in our Topic “From Expressionism to
Kosovo`s Abstract Expressionism”. Through the presentation of their research work they have
reached the concept of new movements that derive from the classic expressionism involved
in European and world historiography starting from Paris until the late sixties of abstract
expressionism by the well-known American painter Jackson Pollock who tries to geometric
expressionism, informel, Pop Art, and so on..
In this paper we have analyzed the most prominent names of Kosovo`s Art and Kosovo`s
paintings which are generally involved with this concept and until the last cycles of work they
have remained faithful to the direction of expressionism.
Keywords: Painter, sculptor, directions (Pictorial movement), Art works, artistic experiences,
impressive and expressive re ection.
Vincent Van Ghog, Henri de Toulouse -Lautrec, Edvard Munch and James Ensor
were artists that belonged to the Expressionism period between 1874 -1900. Vincent
Van Ghog was the rst artist who expressed through the colour the passion of human
drama or as he said “With red and green colors can express the most terrible human
experiences”. The expressionism in Kosovar Art began from the XIX century with the
rst generation of gurative creators. This generation appeared immediately a er
The First World War with painter: Abdurrahim Buza, Qamil Grezda, Shahin Kryeziu.

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