Merve Parla

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As a western languages and literatures graduate, I am so obsessed with fine arts as well as anything associated to cinema.

Articles by Merve

Art State of Mind

Midsummer – An Old Pagan Tradition in Scandinavian Art

The summer solstice in June is celebrated throughout several cultures. The Scandinavian culture is no exception to that. Initially tied to pagan...

Merve Parla 8 January 2022

Impressionism

A Journey into the Cosy Danish Painting: Skagen Painters

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...

Merve Parla 8 January 2022

William Edouard Scott, Full Moon, Haitian Rhythm, date unknown, private collection. North American Art

The Bright Age of African-American Art: Harlem Renaissance in the USA

In the first quarter of the 20th century, the Harlem region of New York City witnessed an unprecedented artistic production. Later called the Harlem...

Merve Parla 9 December 2021

Bartu Bölükbaşı, the goddess Umay, the mighty creator mother in Turkic Mythology. Long Read

An Intellectual Talk on Art, Illustration, and Mythology: Interview with the Illustrator Bartu Bölükbaşı

Bartu Bölükbaşı is an illustrator and graphic novel artist from Eskişehir, Turkey. With his great talent and specialization in mythology, the...

Merve Parla 22 November 2021

Artist Stories

Faces of Mozambique: How Malangatana Reflected His Native Culture in Art

One of the most prominent African artists of the 20th century, Malangatana was a multitalented artist who had many dreams. He realized them with his...

Merve Parla 14 October 2021

Photography

A Unique Artist Encounter: When Ara Güler Met Pablo Picasso

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...

Merve Parla 16 September 2021

Cats

Cat Obsession Embodied: Check Out These Cat Museums From All Around the World

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...

Merve Parla 8 August 2021

Imitation or Interpretation? See How Tróndur Patursson Interprets Nature in His Works

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...

Merve Parla 7 July 2021

Impressionism

İbrahim Çallı: Impressionism in Turkish Painting

Impressionist İbrahim Çallı’s paintings portrayed the society in which he lived in a very raw sense. Born in Turkey, educated in France and...

Merve Parla 11 May 2021

Women Artists

4 Highly Talented Female Expressionists of the 20th Century

It always feels amazing to learn about new artists, especially the ones that produced Expressionist works. Personally, as a fan of Abstract...

Merve Parla 2 March 2021