Some Thoughts on the Reflections of Folkloric Elements in Painting and Cherishing Them

Karoglu A.

MILLI FOLKLOR, ss.99-109, 2014 (AHCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: Konu: 104
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Dergi Adı: MILLI FOLKLOR
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.99-109


Benefiting from folkloric culture in terms of plastic arts has been one of the important discussion issues of Turkish painting. Many artists focused on cultural values plasticized With Anatolian geogiaphy, history and people. Concrete cultural data which came from past to today distilled and shaped by the public form a rich visual repertoire in terms of line, color, pattern and composition. Art of painting nourishes from folkloric elements sometimes for formal reflection and sometimes for the efforts to establish an identity. When contemporary Turkish painting is comprehended in a holistic manner, it is seen that every artist benefits from folkloric elements more or less directly or indirectly. Painters who particularly draw attention among painters and handle public culture as the basis element for their artistic comprehension and executions are Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu, Turgut Zaim, Erol Akyavas and Nuri Abac. Despite their approaches and interpretations of human and life are different, each of them embraced nourishing from folkloric material in different ways as an irrevocable attitude. Considering examples of reflections of folk culture in painting, it is important that these samples, beyond being an oil painting or an aesthetic object hung on the wall, should be presented and generalized in daily life with the quality of which everyone can comprehend by seeing and living. To Present the work of art to entire globe in globalizing world, it seems important to convert works of art to different application areas with various materials in order to make them recognizable and known and keeping them alive by adding them in daily life.