Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Nusret Colpan-Miniature Artist

 I recently discovered a miniature artist, Nusret Colpan. I really like his all works especially the ones about Istanbul. That's why I'm sharing some of his works.

He painted miniatures about other cities as well, such as Venice, New York, Paris, Moscow, Koln, Medina, Jerusalem.
Istanbul miniatures

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Who is Nusret Çolpan?

Nusret Çolpan (October 1, 1952 – May 31, 2008) was a Turkish painter, architect and miniaturist, renowned for his paintings in Ottoman miniature style depicting cities around the world, particularly Istanbul. He painted over 300 miniatures in his 30 year career.

Çolpan was inspired by Matrakci Nasuh, who lived during the period of Suleiman the Magnificent. Cities are the main subjects of most of Çolpan's paintings, but he also painted such subjects as Noah's Ark, the Battle of Preveza, the Fall of Constantinople and the Mevlana and Sema ceremonies.
Çolpan was notable for his use of spiral forms in many miniatures. He pioneered the painting of miniatures on tiles and in general revived the art of Turkish miniature painting after centuries of neglect.

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