From the 1-st to 30-th of April in the capital art-space Triptych: Global Arts Workshop is cultural and diplomatic project ‘Canan Berber. THE BELOVED’. The exhibition is organized with the support of Turkish Embassy in Ukraine. The solemn opening of exposition was attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkey in Ukraine Yonet Tezel as well as his colleagues, the heads of diplomatic missions of Morocco, Mexico, Norway, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and the first deputy of Minister of culture of Ukraine Igor Lihovoy.
Twenty-eight pictures of a famous Turkish artist Canan Berber are exhibited before the public of Kyiv and guests of the capital. Translated from Turkish name Canan means beloved one. The exact name was chosen to reveal the essence of the artist’s creativity.
In the art of Canan Berber a great deal of symbols are decoded to embody cultural variety of Turkey. Among them there are the shapes of dervishes in dance, Hittite bridegrooms in abundant dresses, the fruits of pomegranate, fishes, birds, and butterflies, as well as the cities’ shadows where buildings of churches and mosques are visible abreast. Her works emit light and harmony.
In 2015, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund used the pieces of art of Berber as the greeting cards. The main part of works made by Turkish artist is in Turkey as well as in the private collection of art connoisseurs all over the world.
Canan Berber was born in 1967 in Merzifon, Turkey. She has been carried away by enthusiasm in art since the early childhood. She graduated from Ege University in Izmir where she had studied at Textil Engineering Department. Then, she moved to Great Britain to learn languages, art, and design in City Lit University in London.
The artist established a cultural centre ‘Artisterik Creating Club’ and organized a lot of art projects uniting artists in the frame of International festival ‘Istanbul Tunel Art Festival’ in 2003. Since 2000, she has arranged several solo exhibitions and took part in art shows in Turkey, Italy, England, and Switzerland.
Canan Berber arranged the majority of her exhibitions in ‘Toprak Art Gallery in Istanbul and Bodrum in 2006-2012.
In 2014, Berber received an award in the nomination ‘Visual art’ in the competition ‘Troya Culture and Art Prizes’ in Turkey.
If all the magnificent Istanbul is considered as the heart of regional trade, one of its most luxurious streets, Bagdad Avenue, is, certainly, the main artery. Having appeared there, even rejecting shopping with the whole heart, one feels hardship while trying to keep him balanced and not succumb to temptation to go to the ships and markets. Even though, apart from that, there is something to do here.
The civilization of ancient China was one of the first to discover porcelain. It is established that back in II millennium BC the firing temperature of pottery found in the Yellow River was close to 1200 ° C. According to some researchers, the invention of porcelain was dictated by the desire to find a replacement for greenstone and jade.
Yesterday I created a Universe. I took some peas, rice, buckwheat, millet, black and white pepper seeds and cardamom. Grabbed a handful of coffee and aniseeds. Then it all acquired a centre. It kept growing and calming my thoughts. When the last seed landed in the circle, I felt forgotten harmony again, heard birds singing through the noise of cars on the avenue...
- Do you want to try some rice? - such a question is greeted by guests in China. And if the owners are also farmers, they can invite you on an unusual excursion and show you the masterpiece of natural art. The grass which we often eat without thinking about its aesthetics, at the time of growing resembles a blanket woven from multi-colored rags ...
Especially for those who believe theatre and opera music to be vestige of the past, we tell about an amazing Austrian theatre where traditional art meets technical and engineering novelties and also a great view of the Alps.
Dazzling flashes of ancient knowledge manifested in colourful shimmering beads and in elaborated yarn mosaics by Huichol Indians, captivate the imagination calling for an endless journey through branches of the world tree. Spiritual images take on flesh in intricate ornaments that accompany a Mexican peasant throughout his life.
It is hard to imagine more different nations than citizens of Turkey and Poland. Their variety is reflected in everything, from religion to culinary traditions. Nevertheless, they get on well during more than 150 years in the suburbs of Istambul. We would like to talk about this unique neighbourhood in the rubric 'ghetto in the world'.
More than fifteen hundred years ago Romans were awe struck when they caught the very first sight of the Sistine Chapel. After that masters of painting were born and dead as well as whole pictural art styles. And contemporaries of you and me gape on the distinguished temple.
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Judging by the reviews of the majority of tourists who visited Istanbul, many of them did not reach Asian part of the main Turkish metropolis, or did not have a proper walk there. The best case, they just saw SabihaGökçen International Airport and ferry docks, a destination of leisure cruses from Europe, where on the way one can feed with bread seagulls swooping overhead.
Because of different reasons, mainly due to its travel population and size, Istanbul is perceived by the majority of tourists, even by those who had been to Turkey, as the capital of this country even though it is verily Ankara. We are going to talk about this city that is so Turkish and international simultaneously.
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Modern cities cannot be imagined without murals – large-scale in size works of picture art that decorate buildings. Not only we have gathered most outstanding works in our collection but also tried to learn as many interesting things as possible about this art movement.
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And since winged horses of Valkyries darted away to Valhalla forever, Dalecarlian horse has remained the guardian of Vikings’ traditions – painted folk toy, first mentioned in chronicles of 17th century. Dalecarlian horse serves as an amulet of non-touristic Sweden by saving from oblivion ancient fables and beliefs.
Twelve-string guitar, the twilight of Portuguese nights, candles, and soul-gripping voice… Dramatic incentives of fado song tell about unrequited love. It cannot appear in the crossroads of destinies; however, it enables feelings to embody into the touching sounds of Portuguese romances.
Among tourists, especially those from Europe, it is difficult to find people who have not enjoyed vacation in sunny and hospitable Turkey at least once, so the prices at holiday destinations are more or less known. However, what awaits those who opted for "another Turkey" and went to see the magnificent Istanbul, we would like toexplainwith the example of 10 dollars.