Stories By Merve Parla
A Unique Artist Encounter: When Ara Güler Met Pablo PicassoSeptember 16, 2021
Whether photography is purely art or a branch of journalism can be a subject of discussion. For photographer Ara Güler, the artistic quality of his profession was definitely of secondary importance. He saw his photography projects...
Cat Obsession Embodied: Check Out These Cat Museums From All Around the WorldAugust 8, 2021
Cats have been a common sight in different channels of art for a long time. That’s why museums dedicated to feline art are popular stops, proving how obsessed people are with cats all around the world....
Imitation or Interpretation? See How Tróndur Patursson Interprets Nature in His WorksJuly 7, 2021
When living in the Faroe Islands, it is impossible not to be inspired by its beautiful nature. A local to the islands, the artist Tróndur Patursson centers all his work around this unspoiled nature without directly...
Midsummer – An Old Pagan Tradition in Scandinavian ArtJune 24, 2021
The summer solstice in June is celebrated throughout several cultures. The Scandinavian culture is no exception to that. Initially tied to pagan roots, the midsummer festival in Scandinavia has been associated with St. John the Baptist...
İbrahim Çallı: Impressionism in Turkish PaintingMay 11, 2021
Impressionist İbrahim Çallı’s paintings portrayed the society in which he lived in a very raw sense. Born in Turkey, educated in France and having been through World War I, Çallı created paintings of landscapes, nudes, still...
A Journey into the Cosy Danish Painting: Skagen PaintersApril 3, 2021
Situated in the northernmost point of Denmark, the small town of Skagen is a quaint place with a lot of light and great views. As a result, the town remained a source of inspiration for several...
4 Highly Talented Female Expressionists of the 20th CenturyMarch 2, 2021
It always feels amazing to learn about new artists, especially the ones that produced Expressionist works. Personally, as a fan of Expressionist art, I recently discovered female Expressionist artists that contributed to 20th-century art with their...
Painting of the Week: Portrait of Virginia Woolf by Vanessa BellFebruary 7, 2021
Rebellious, creative and productive. Three of the so many adjectives to depict the two very intelligent artist sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf. This week’s painting is a portrait of the revolutionary feminist writer Virginia Woolf...
Rococo and Baroque Architecture in TurkeyFebruary 1, 2021
Representing splendor, opulence, and brilliance, Rococo art prevailed in Europe from the year 1700. It followed the baroque period in art, which included less light and more religious depictions. When it comes to architecture, however, Baroque...
Fashion as Manifesto: Uniforms Designed for an Imaginary Space StationDecember 4, 2020
Using art as a manifesto of one’s feelings and ideas has always been common among artists and designers. Fashion designer Dilara Fındıkoğlu is no exception. For Odunpazarı Modern Museum, Fındıkoğlu designed a set of uniforms to...
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