Stories By Merve Parla
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...
Painting of the Week: James Barry, King Lear Weeping over the Dead Body of CordeliaNovember 29, 2020
King Lear by William Shakespeare is a great tragedy that centers around ideas such as loyalty, familial bonds, and remorse. The painter of this work, James Barry, was generally interested in subject matters drawn from mythological...
Art State of Mind
Celebrities That Are Little-Known for Their Painting CareersOctober 9, 2020
They say that a creative mind will have its outlet in several areas of art. This explains Leonardo da Vinci’s gift in both painting and architectural design. Also, Pablo Picasso’s genius as a painter and as...
Exploring the Boundaries of Creativity: Turning Data into ArtSeptember 20, 2020
Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, and now based in Los Angeles, California, media artist Refik Anadol turns data into pieces of art by using data science and artificial intelligence. He set off on his journey...
Meet the Award-winning Sculptor and Installation Artist Ayşe ErkmenSeptember 16, 2020
Berlin-based Turkish visual artist Ayşe Erkmen has been awarded the Ernst Franz Vogelmann Prize for Sculpture in 2020. As the first woman artist to receive this prize, she will have her sculptures Kuckuck (2003) and not...
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