|UNTITLED by Mustafa Yasin Aydogan exhibited at Marmara University Republican Museum (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
Travel excites the synapses in our brains! Just imagine journeying from the illuminated innards of the Blue Mosque (1616 AD), venturing by the Obelisk of Theodosius (the oldest monument in Istanbul according to Lonely Planet--carved in Egypt sometime between 1549 and 1503 BC and brought to Constantinople), and then chancing upon newly minted artwork by university students. The past is fused excitingly with the present! We humans exalt our SPIRITS by constructing monuments in many forms!
Here are a few of the images I captured while venturing through the student exhibit at the Marmara University Republican Museum:
|VAGUE by Sirin Uysal (Exhibited at Marmara University Republican Museum--photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
|MY EARTH by Sabahat Adamisoglu (Exhibited at Marmara University Republican Museum--photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
|AUTHORITY by Husniye Aydin (Exhibited at Marmara University Republican Museum--photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
While at the Marmara University Republican Museum we also happened onto a retrospective of an important figure in 20th century Turkish commercial art, Ihap Hulusi Gorey. A blog about him is in the works!
That's Coffee with Hallelujah! SOUL BLOG with me and tell me what you think of these images. As you might know, I am from the United States, and am curious about how art might reveal our nationality. ART is UNIVERSAL, but is that universality achieved through the particularities of our cultures? Does the outward expression reflect the SOUL's inward evolution? What do you think?