Norman source on the Bosphorus | Ihsan Yilmaz

In May, the spring colors of Normandy will melt into the red buds of the Bosphorus. World-renowned British artist David Hockney’s exhibition titled “The Coming of Spring, Normandy, 2020” will open on May 11 at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum.


This Hockney exhibit has an interesting history.

live in los angeles David Hockney He went to his country house in Normandy two years ago to paint spring. He cannot return to America when the pandemic quarantine begins on the same dates, which no one can think of.

Throughout his career he has researched new technologies and different ways of making art. hockeyDrawing with iPhone and iPad from the 2000s. The culmination of his technological quest, this exhibition brings together 116 iPad paintings by the artist announcing the arrival of spring. All were produced in 2020 at his home in Normandy, where he spent quarantine during the initial period of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Norman Spring on the BosphorusDavid Hockney paints with his dog Rubi. April 29, 2019

The third stage of the exhibition, which first met art lovers last year at the Royal Academy in London and then at Bozar in Brussels, will be the Sakıp Sabancı Museum with the support of Akbank. The works will be exhibited at the Chicago Art Institute right after SSM.

hockeyReflecting all phases of spring from beginning to end, his paintings reflect a landscape spanning fruit trees, bushes, flower gardens, ponds and rivers, fields and distant hills. It shows the artist capturing the annual journey of spring, from bare trees to buds and flowers to lush green leaves.

The exhibition, which will bring another spring to life on the Bosphorus, is on view until July 29.


THE WORLD most expensive living artist title in recent years David Hockney and American sculptor Jeff Koon It’s a constant back and forth.

David Hockneyironic image from 1972 ‘Portrait of an Artist-The Pool with Two Faces’, In 2018, it sold for $90.3 million at an auction organized by Christie’s auction house in New York, making it the most expensive work of art ever. living artist.


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‘Portrait of an Artist – The Pool with Two Faces’

This title had already been sold for 58.4 million dollars in 2013. Jeff Koon‘Fame “Balloon Dog”‘ (Balloon Dog).

However Jeff Koon He regained the title a year later in 1986, when his stainless steel rabbit statue sold for $91 million.

The record is currently listed among the most iconic works of the 20th century by Christie’s Auction House. Jeff KoonThe 91 centimeters high rabbit statue.

Farewell to the ‘MASTER’ OF THE IMAGE

NOWADAYS He was one of the important figures in art Balkan Naci İslimyeli. He has trained many students as artists and instructors and has organized over 60 exhibitions. He died yesterday at the age of 74. Born in Adapazarı in 1947, he graduated from the then Istanbul Applied Fine Arts High School, which is now the Fine Arts Faculty of Marmara University. He has worked in various universities abroad, notably in Italy and America. For many years he lectured in the painting studio under his own name at Marmara University. More recently, he was a lecturer at Işık University. Besides painting, he was also interested in other fields of art, and his poems and stories were published in Dost, Oculation, Yazi, Show, Argos, Kitaplık magazines.


Norman Spring on the Bosphorus

Enis Batur, “Balkan Naci is one of our rare artists who has untied the knot caused by a nightmare, East-West dilemma that has stood before the Turkish artist for half a century like fate… It is a wizard” he wrote. We have lost this wizard.


IZMIR at the Folkart Gallery ‘Bohemian and Rebellious Brush of Turkish Painting: İbrahim Çallı Exhibition’ It ends on Sunday, April 17. The exhibition, the preparation process of which took five years, has been visited so far by 114,000 people.

Norman Spring on the Bosphorus

The most complete of all time Ibrahim Calli The exhibition, which went down in history as an exhibition, consists of 80 works by the artist. The exhibition was prepared by compiling the works of many institutions and private collectors, especially Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, Yapı Kredi Bank, Türkiye İş Bankası, Ziraat Bankası.

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