Artist's description:

In this painting I have painted turkish mosaic lamps.Turkish lamp is one of the traditional means of lighting in Turkish culture. To follow its trace in history let’s go back in time. Light holds a place in Muslim-Ottoman culture as it does in Christian-Byzantine culture as a symbol. During Ottoman era, before the spreads of electric lamp, candle was the only and the basic lightning tool for centuries. Besides that there were also torches, kiddling or other flammable tree pieces which were attached on iron sticks. Untill the 19th. century the whole land – the palace, homes, mansions- was illuminating with candle, wax, candelabras and oil lamps. Lighting was an important symbol of civilization and sometimes wealth. The father of Turkish lamps, oil lamps were made in the form of glass bottles or cup-shaped bell jars which were hung from a chain. Large ball-shaped ones are used in the palace. The first glass oil lamps in Istanbul are found in bathhouses, mosques and similar places. Starting within the palace, Turkish lamp is evolved in time, covered by little colored glass pieces and ultimately transformed into different forms which are appropriate for domestic and decorative use. Turkish mosaic lamp took its part in todays world with new styles – forms and art-deco value. And now they are used for the particular ambience they produce.

Materials used:

acrylic paints

Painting 767 1 Turkish Glass Mosaics (2018)


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This artwork is sold by Mawra Tahreem from Canada

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