The Kur­dish Painter Ali Jola (1940-

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The Kur­dish painter Ali Jola was born in 1940 in the city of Suleimani. He com­pleted his aca­demic and art study in Bagh­dad. He’s one of the lead­ing artists that has a long his­tory in the Kur­dish paint­ing. He’s al­ways had pres­ence in art ac­tiv­i­ties and ex­hi­bi­tions in Kur­dis­tan. He’s been a skill­ful teacher dur­ing his long life. He’s brought up many stu­dents like me in the coun­try. He was ob­sessed with es­tab­lish­ing the In­sti­tute of Fine Arts in Suleimani in 1980 and 1981. Ac­tu­ally a group of teach­ers de­cided to unite and achieve the idea of a new hori­zon for this coun­try which was es­tab­lish­ing the first In­sti­tute of Fine Arts in Sueimani, in Hawara Barza area. Mr. Ali Jola be­came the dean of the In­sti­tute.

If we have a look at the works and ac­tiv­i­ties of this great artist, we will see that he’s left his finger­print in all art ac­tiv­i­ties, es­pe­cially in the ex­hi­bi­tions across Kur­dis­tan. One of the char­ac­ter­is­tics of his works is his in­spi­ra­tion from the Kur­dish cul­tural and folk­lore. His com­po­si­tions re­flect this re­al­ity which is ex­clu­sively about what is Kur­dish. Ali Jola’s works and style are so rec­og­niz­able and can be eas­ily dis­tin­guished in any ex­hi­bi­tion. Ali Jola has uti­lized wa­ter-color, oil and pro­duced graphic works as well. The sophism of his sub­jects is so deep that one would per­ceive the con­text of the sub­jects so per­fectly. His art tech­nique is the re­al­is­tic and ex­pres­sion­ist school that has spe­cial fa­mil­iar­ity among in­tel­lec­tu­als. The artist of­ten wants to de­scribe the suf­fer­ings of the Kur­dish peo­ple, es­pe­cially the catas­tro­phe of dev­as­tat­ing the Kur­dish cul­ture, tak­ing away the Kur­dish iden­tity, de­mol­ish­ing the vil­lages, bom­bard­ment of Hal­abja with chem­i­cal weapons, and the cam­paigns of An­fal. He’s painted many paint­ings about dis­placed and force­fully evicted peo­ple in Kur­dis­tan. The myths and sto­ries in the moun­tains, con­sti­tute a rich ar­chive re­gard­ing the Kur­dish tragic his­tory. He’s par­tic­i­pated in ex­hi­bi­tions abroad too es­pe­cially in France, Ger­many, Aus­tria and Swe­den. Ali Jola has brought up thou­sands of pain­ters in Kur­dis­tan who are now ac­tive and con­sider them­selves as stu­dents of this great artist.

The Wail of the Kur­dish Dance

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