Art of Illumination - A. B. Özkan

Konak / İzmir

Art of Illumination - A. B. Özkan

The art of illumination is a branch of art that has emerged with the desire to decorate religious books and plates or calligraphy and has traces throughout the Turkish history.

The history

It is painted with very thin special brushes and paints that are colored with natural dyes. Processes such as preparing the paper with natural materials and sorting are unique to this art. The male illumination artist is called 'illuminator' and the woman artist is called 'illuminator'. Stylized plant motifs and geometric patterns have specific names and meanings stemming from historical origin.


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