Day Two Paintings: Contrasts by Ekrem Yalcindag

I decided to write about whatever painting came up first when I opened Google Art Project and what I got was Contrasts by Ekrem Yalcindag

Contrasts by Ekrem Yalcindag

Contrasts by Ekrem Yalcindag

It's an interesting painting in that at first glance, it appears very uniform and repetitive, but on closer inspection, quite a bit of variation is revealed. I love the colors and pattern/non-pattern, which reminds me of ducks or flowers, depending on how I look at it. 

There's a boat in there, if you know how to see it. 

There's a boat in there, if you know how to see it. 

The painting is very stylized, to the point that it brings to mind stereograms  (pictures that contain another 3-D picture when you stare long enough). I discovered stereograms in high school and I remember being so excited when I finally got one to work. 

Okay, I stared at Contrasts long enough to get somewhat of a 3-D effect, but I don't think there are any hidden pictures. And staring cross-eyed at art is probably not the best use of my time, nor what the artist intended. I promise to stop doing that. 

Besides stereograms, Contrasts makes me think of diversity, the multitudes of people on earth, swarming together, in many different colors, shapes and sizes, but together creating a large, beautiful, cohesive picture. We're all in it together and there's not that much difference between us. Maybe a blue duck and a yellow flower petal are pretty different, but they're still part of the same picture. 

Week 29: Something Creative - Look at a Painting Every Day

  1. Van Gogh's The Potato Eaters
  2. Contrasts by Ekrem Yalcindag
  3. The Cardsharps by Caravaggio
  4. Imatra in Wintertime by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
  5. A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat
  6. Still Life of Fish and Cat by Clara Peeters
  7. Flying and Crawling Mind by Vladimir Manzhos