“Paskali in his sculpture
reflects a special sense of design, revealing a thoughtful conception in
his work which accommodates technical reality to the interior sensitivity
“Paskali has given Albania
most interesting works
of art, which reflect agreeable emotions and an
original, infectious idiosyncracy”.
Newspaper "Il Giornale d’
“Paskali’s works signal the
of the new Albanian sculpture”.
History of Albania,
Éditions Horvath, France.
“Odhise Paskali is the
foundation stone of Albanian sculpture. His works, above all the
monumental ones, have enriched the Albanian world and culture with
aesthetic values and have stirred patriotic feelings
and the loftiest virtues in several generations”.
History of Albanian Art,
“Odhise Paskali holds a place
of honour, thus ensuring his immortality as a creator”.
“On the 90th anniversary of
Odhise Paskali’s birth his work acquires greater brilliance, as an
indisputable cultural asset of the nation”.
Newspaper "Zeri i Popullit,"
“The National Fighter”,
and “The Standard-bearer” of Vlorë remain not only masterpieces by this
artist but pinacles of Albanian art”.
Newspaper "Rilindja Demokratike," Albania
“Odhise Paskali was a true
eagle in the skies
of Albanian art. A famous artist with an inner belief
in realism, he created great works which belong
in the treasure-house of
Professor Alfred Uci, Albania
representative of Albanian
art and culture, whose work will remain an
and high performance”.
Newspaper “Drita”, Albania
“Odhise Paskali is a great
honor to his country
and our culture”.
Professor Androkli Kostallari,
“We have in any case to say
that some of his sculptures today are real masterpieces”.
Ibrahim Kodra, Italy
Paskali’s work is closely tied to the creation
of a realistic national sculpture”.
History of Albania, Tirana, Albania
“A sculptor of great
Newspaper Romania Literata,
“A master of the plastic form,
has ensured an important place for himself in the first rank
of the most famous sculptors in our time”
“Odhise Paskali is the first
in Albanian art with monumental and realistic works”.
“Odhise Paskali’s exhibition,
which has been organised within the framework of cultural exchanges
with our neighbouring country Albania, has a special significance for us
since the the artist, as he himself says,
‘expresses himself' correctly and more completely for the reason that he
acquired both a Greek and a Latin education.
Looking at the creations of Odhise Paskali, artist,
sage and scholar, we experience emotions which bring us closer to a Balkan
people, because in the history of the peoples of the Balkan Peninsula we
encounter similar conditions for mutual respect and understanding which
lead us towards a peaceful coexistence and distance us from the fear of
Melina Merkouri, Greece
(on the occasion of the Athens
exhibition in 1987)
“Paskali’s sculptures, based on his belief in mankind, are full of joy and
animation. He expresses his ideas about art
with clarity and beauty”.
Nikos Zorianidis, Greece
“A great artist possessed of a
of expression and plasticity, which single him out
as a sculptor of truly monumental works”.
Georgos Mengoulas, Greece
“Odhise Paskali possesses the
soul and thinking
to create works with unrepeatable ethnic originality
and a universal spirit and worth”.
Dritero Agolli, Albanian poet
“How rich is Odhise Paskali’s
life in inspiration
and achievement! How rich a life to admire and emulate,
to take pleasure and pride in and to love!”
Professor Aleks Buda, Albanian
“The work he has left us and
which constitutes a rare treasure will ever be hailed as among the most
in Albanian art”.
Professor Dhimiter Shuteriqi,
“In its realistic plasticity,
often freely modelled,
which is occasionally crossed with the tranquility
of Classical harmony, Paskali’s sculpture, sometimes romantic, sometimes
thoughtful, possesses a monumental
and dramatic grandeur”.
The Dictionary of Art, London
pioneer and well-known representative of Albanian art”.
Albanian art critic