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art of calligraphy of the ottoman period

the series includes interpretations from the colorful miniatures on astrological signs, talisman seals and the art of calligraphy of the ottoman period.  deeply inspired by the “science of letters”, it is attempted to open up and look behind the doors of a vast, mystical universe.  while trying to reflect the beauty of the calligraphic art in the fluid forms of the letters; the paintings enrich the letters’ simple yet powerful visual effects with the symbolic meanings that lay beneath. the scripts are not necessarily meant to be read; instead they are drawn to be perceived as paintings.  they are not intended to be reduced to solely visual value either; it is hoped that the hidden meanings to be noticed from within also.

 

the series contains  42  paintings

 

 

 

 

200517  /  talisman panel for easing the hardships of earning / havas-ül havvas / talisman panel for god’s help / havas ül havvas / oil painting on canvas

70 x 140 cm 

 

 

 

200518   /  ”god” and 98 points /  oil painting on canvas

70 x 140 cm

 

 

 

200502  / ”god, who protects men from all kinds of perils, dangers of fire and water” 131 times  / “vefk of es- selâm” /  oil painting on canvas

70 x 140 cm 

 

 

 

200506  / “allah is the only god, hz muhammed is his prophet”  with square script / oil painting on canvas

70 x 140 cm 

 

 

 

200510  / “god, who rules the universe all by himself” with gülzâr script / album of ahmed karahisâri / 1547 m / museum of turkish and islamic art works /  istanbul / oil painting on canvas

70 x 140 cm 

 

 

 

200605  /  prayer of bakara  197-201. verses in küfi script on blue vellum / blue kouran / 3-9. centuries / chester beatty library no 1405 / dublin /  oil painting on canvas

70 x 140 cm 

 

 

 

 

200603  / “with the name of the giving and caring holy god” in square script / prayer of  ‘ant’ / “amen” / oil painting on canvas 

70 x 140 cm 

 

 

 

200508 / prayer for wishes / angels praying / davetnâme-i firdevsî-i tavil / 15.century / library of  istanbul university / ty 208, 38a / istanbul  / “vefk for infinite bread” / oil painting on canvas  /   

70 x 140 cm 

 

 

 

200512  / “the good always gets rid of evil” / “all evil thinking returns to its owner”/ “and save us from all the pain in the world” / “ebyaz”/ the angel who destroys all enemies” / davetnâme-i firdevsî-i tavil / 15.century / library of  istanbul university / ty 208, 56a / istanbul /  oil painting on canvas /

70 x 140 cm 

 

 

 

200511  / “he who shows patience, is victorious” on celî ta’lîk panel / saatçi mehmet efendi from bursa / museum of mevlâna / no.2090 / konya /  oil painting on canvas 

70 x 140 cm 

 

 

 

200602 / “allah  is the only god, hz muhammed is his prophet”  with square script / “âyet-el kürsî “ prayer (god is unique and  eternal and creates and rules all there is) / oil painting on canvas

120 x 150 cm

 

 

 

200509  / “god is one and unique” prayer with square script / album of ahmed karahisâri / 1547 m / s.1b / museum of turkish and islamic art works / istanbul / oil painting on canvas

120 x 150 cm 

 

 

 

200419  /  prayer for protection from the evil eye / “vefk of ihlâs” /  “talisman in the form of ali’s hand“ / edgü collection / p magazine no 29, p.25 / oil painting on canvas

120 x 150 cm 

 

 

 

200417  / “god has beautiful names. pray him with these names” / a’raf verse no.173 / god’s 99 names / oil painting on canvas 

120 x 150 cm 

 

 

 

200416  / “god is everywhere around them” buruc verse no.20 / “amen” / alphabet 19 times / oil painting on canvas

120 x 150 cm 

 

 

 

200401  /  talisman seal / ottoman period / 16.century / edgü collection / p magazine no.29, p.27 / oil painting on canvas

120 x 150 cm 

 

 

 

200513  /  “come, come, whatever you are, come - even if you are an infidel or an ateist, come – our home is not the home of despair -  even if you break your vow a hundred times, come “ written as tâ’lik quatrain /  mevlânâ / mehmet hulûsi efendi  / 1927 / museum of mevlânâ / no.2097 / konya / oil painting on canvas 

120 x 150 cm 

 

 

 

200501 /  prayer for god’s help & protection / “amen” / angels praying / davetnâme-i firdevsî-i tavil / 15.century / library of istanbul university / ty 208, 38a /  Istanbul / oil painting on canvas

120 x 150 cm 

 

 

 

200415  /  “i am the point beneath ba” / “vefk of ba” / oil painting on canvas

120 x 150 cm 

 

 

 

200514  /  “god is capable of all” written in cel’i sülüs formation / şefik bey / library of süleymaniye / Istanbul /  oil painting on canvas

120 x 150 cm