TURKEY: MAGICAL BUILDINGS FROM ISTANBUL2007
This collection of works by children from The English International School of Istanbul includes a variety of complex techniques such as collage, drawing, printing, painting and other mixed media used to convey the child artists’ vision of the bold architecture of Istanbul. Buildings such as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Galata Tower and Hagia Sophia, during the day and at night, are reproduced through a vibrant blend of colours, materials and textures.
By focusing on the architecture of this city, regarded as the bridge between the cultures of East and West, the children represent over one thousand years of history and some of the most iconic buildings ever constructed. The children’s astounding ability to portray this and also capture their own sense of wonder ensures that their art is brimming with humanity and warmth, despite the lack of human figures.