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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Break From Politics

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Watch Van Gogh's works come to life on water:

About the above:

In this video Turkish artist, Garip Ay, recreates Van Gogh’s Starry Night using Ebru art. Ebru, or decorative paper art, is one of the oldest Turkish arts; it is described as painting on water. The artist sprinkles and brushes color onto a pan of oily water and the created pattern/picture is then transferred to paper.


  1. Paper marbling is a fascinating art form. I love marbled paper (actually, I love all paper, pens, notebooks, and ephemera of all types.) This artist is clearly a master of his craft.

  2. I am going to experiment w/ Ebru- thank you for the heads up

  3. Quite a clever trick! Like Adrienne I've known about making marbleized paper by floating oil paints on water, but those pattern are abstract, develop spontaneously, and are not easily controlled. I had never heard of reproducing an actual scene this way before.

    It look's easy in the video, but I'll bet it's not. };^)>

  4. WOW! I've never seen this done before. Yeah, I bet it isn't easy.

  5. Thinks for that, AOW.

    I had never heard of the form.

  6. Wow is about what I can say, I must say the music was a bit of a distraction. How well I remember banging and I mean that in a technical sense this music! What patience my teacher had.

    1. Yes, BV, it was a DREADFUL thumpy, lumpy performance of the first movement of Beethoven, Opus 27, #2 - the "Sonata quasi una fantasia" in C#-Minor popularly known as The Moonlight Sonata. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of wonderful pianists have recorded it. Why the "film maker"chose this particular one I can't imagine. A sensitive, beautifully played version would have been far more appropriate.

    2. Well, FT. A lot of people don't have your ear for music -- nor my ear for music.

      Anyway, I didn't choose the video for the music but rather for the art form demonstrated.


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