Exhibition of Traditional Turkish Arts and its Impact on Western Arts

The exhibition of the artist from the Republic of Turkey, Asst. Prof. Dr. Şemsettin Ziya Dağlı entitled ''Traditional Turkish Arts and its Impact on the Western Arts'' was organized in the Art Gallery of the International University of Sarajevo (IUS), on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Vice-Rector of IUS, Asst. Prof. Dr. Muhamed Ali opened the exhibition with his introductory speech. The topic of the exhibition was traditional Turkish arts of decorating paper called ''Ebru''. The created artistic pieces are painted with a special fluid consisting of animal bile. 

Asst. Prof. Dr. Şemsettin Ziya Dağlı spoke during his speech about the painting techniques, the use of special brush made of horsehair and rose stems, and the special earth colors applied to the liquid while painting different forms. Prof. Dağlı emphasized some of the specifics of ‘'Ebru’' art. ‘’Since the artist cannot know what the piece will look like until the paper is removed from the container where it was made, no one can make two identical Ebru artistic pieces’’ - said Prof. Dağlı.

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