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map as art

maps are impartial documents of the geographic reality. they are powerful visual tools which inform, educate and  impress.  nevertheless,  like paintings, they are always made by a certain point of view and have their own agenda.  in art, maps are frequently seen as a medium of expression and are used to explain, critique, subvert, re-imagine or redefine the contemporary world. in this series, cartography is used to express the personal impressions of certain cities, depicted in the colors they recall

the series contains  18   paintings

 

 

 

201101  /  ankara / cinnah street – kuğulu park – tunalihilmi street / oil painting on canvas

180 x 120 cm

 

 

 

201102  /  chicago / michigan avenue –magnificient mile – chicago river –  lake michigan  /  oil painting on canvas

180 x 120 cm

 

 

 

201104  /  zurich / bahnofstrasse – limmatquai – zurich see  / oil painting on canvas

180 x 120 cm

 

 

 

201105  /  varanasi / ganges river – burning ghats /  oil painting on canvas /   

180 x 120 cm 

 

 

 

201106  /  istanbul /  bebek – arnavutköy - kuruçeşme /  oil painting on canvas  

180 x 120 cm

 

 

 

201107  /  new york / central park – broadway – times’ square – 5h avenue /  oil painting on canvas

180 x 120 cm

 

 

 

201108  /  moscow / kremlin palace – gumm – borovitskaya ulitsa – moscow river /  oil painting on canvas

180 x 120 cm

 

 

 

201109  /  firenze / ponte vecchio – via por santa mana – galleria del uffizi /  oil painting on canvas

180 x 120 cm 

 

 

 

201103  /  bern /  helvetia strasse – berner altstadt – kramgasse – aare river /  oil painting on canvas  

120 x 180 cm

 

 

 

201110  /  berlin / postdamer platz – leipziger strasse /  oil painting on canvas

120 x 180 cm

 

 

 

201111  /  paris / musee de louvre – pont neuf – le seine / oil painting on canvas

130 x 140 cm

 

 

 

201112  /  london / buckingham palace – parliament – river thames /   oil painting on canvas

130 x 140 cm 

 

 

 

201114  /  rome / colesseo and vicinity /  oil painting on canvas /  

130 x 140 cm

 

 

 

201116  /  venezia / san marco plaza – le grand canal /  oil painting on canvas 

130 x 140 cm 

 

 

 

201117  /  wien / belvedere schloss – prinz eugen strasse / oil painting on canvas 

130 x 140 cm