Artifact of the Week
The adoration of the Magi drawn by Peter Paul Rubens. He was a baroque painter and worked in an extravagant Baroque style that emphasised movement, colour, and sensuality. Although born a Calvinist in Germany, he is well known for his portraits, landscapes and historical paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects. Painting includes Jesus Christ, Priests which celebrate the birth and Magi. He also included a portrait of himself on horse-back with gold chain and sword, conveying his noble status.
News of the Week
From December 9, 2017 to January 13, 2018, Daire Sanat hosts the solo exhibition of Gözde Baykara entitled “Expelled from her Heaven.” In her paintings on view, Gözde Baykara centers upon female figures which imitate the Eve. In this series, “woman” is not an object for gaze put in the service of the male dominated world but a fairy tale character that goes back and forth between “Femme Fatale” and “Cinderella.” The men in power are hidden subjects which pushed to the background in these canvases. Her paintings also include several allusions to female fertility and motherhood.
Artist of the Week
One of the pioneers of abstract modern art, Wassily Kandinsky exploited the interrelation between colour and form to create an aesthetic experience that engaged the sight, sound, and emotions of the public. Artist believed that total abstraction offers the possibility for transcendental expression. He created his art to communicate through a universal sense of spirituality and express his inner experiences. Kandinsky's art and ideas inspired many generations of artists, from his students at the Bauhaus to the Abstract Expressionists.