Hi everyone, I’ve drawn my friends’ picture. She is Mehtap Taşkıran…she is an actress and a photo model and she is an amazing person, with a wonderful heart:) Here is her blog, she is new it would be so nice of you if you take a look at : mehtaptaskiran.wordpress.com
and here is her youtube channel, you can also look at 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMn6MBERt3I
King Lear’s wise fool.Who doesn’t need someone like him?
Drawn by me.
Reference is oil painting by great Théodore Géricault.A depiction of a shipwreck man…( http://www.conceptualfinearts.com/cfa/2014/10/15/frieze-master-2014-a-step-forward-into-quality/dsc_6959/ ) You can feel the suffering,misery,desolation,hopelessness in his extraordinarily expressive painting,not only this one of course ,in all of them,different characters manages to haunt the viewers in very different ways…
So in this terrible world we are living in,almost everyday migrants die in Mediterranean.Mainstream media degrades them to numbers, drowning is almost normalized.Some consider this is not even newsworthy. Announcers don’t even deign to think that they were just like everyone,had hopes,dreams,they loved someone…besides this, why were they escaping,why were/are they risking their lives?Who are directly or indirectly responsible for this tragedy?Indeed,who aren’t…What the imperialism,cooperations oil contracts have done to their home…Actually it’s wrong to use pronoun ‘them’,they are us indeed.I’m not any different from them.Will ever humanity take precedence over politics?I don’t know…For now I see no civilisation,and humanity is “wrecked”..And my words are only words,do not contribute to anything.I hate the way the world ignore and exploit lives and then distractes themselves with pretty things 😦
(drawn by me)
Recently I’ve been captivated by the great Russian artist Zinaida Serebriakova…I’ve drawn one of her paintings : http://www.wikiart.org/en/zinaida-serebriakova/sleeping-katya-1945 The reason why I’ve been studying those fascinating artists that there is infinite amount of things to learn from them (at least for me).Trying to delineate an oil painting in pencil is a big struggle.More struggle means more devotion which as a consequence manages to draw me into character…
Friends thank you all very much for looking at my work,have an amazing day 🙂
Kağan Güner is a Turkish artist(painter, sculptor and illustrator of children’s books) who died in 2011.I wish I had an opportunity to meet him in person.According to all the articles I’ve read about him,he was a great person,besides being a great artist.His friends called him “revolutionary with smiling eyes”….
Keşke tanıma şansım olsaydı dediğim;erken yaşta kaybettiğimiz değerlerimizden.Hakkında okuduğum bir köşeyazısı: devamı
Usta ressam,fotoğrafçı,gazeteci,Aydınlık gazetesi yazarı Fikrat Otyam’a saygılarımla,en kısa zamanda sağlığına kavuşması dileğimle…
Fikret Otyam is a great artist,photographer and a journalist.Unfortunately he is now struggling with too many diseases in the hospital :(I wish him speedy recovery. Here you can see some of his paintings and photographs : http://www.turkishpaintings.com/index.php?p=37&l=1&modPainters_artistDetailID=615
I saw this impressive photo :http://www.fotocommunity.com/pc/pc/cat/3405/display/34008714 and wondered if I could do something from it,if I could catch the strong and determined feeling…Anyway at least I’ve tried…:)
Dedicated to all those revolutionaries;not to the pretenders who are in pursuit of some kind of status in the society or in the social media.There is a mass brainwashing and philosophy has long been put aside.Everything is all about consuming…