Gazmend Freitag, The young Nadége, 2012
What happens when an artist meets his muse? He becomes inspired and obsessed with her presence and can’t stop painting day and night. The results are historical interpretations (“Baresha”) and a vast collection of portraits that pay homage to their relationship.
The painting of the young Nadége occupies a special place in this Pantheon of Inspiration. Executed in oil on premium canvas in the style of the Old Masters, it shows her at eighteen years on the threshold between girl and woman. The portrait is suffused with a dreamily erotic air and shows her looking with a touching mixture of insecurity and curiosity towards the uncertain and yet promising future. (Monika Grill)