Sunday, September 10, 2017

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Gazi Sansoy's “faceless serıes no 140”, 61 H x 47.2 W x 1.2 in
In the pop art paintings for which Turkish painter Gazi Sansoy has come to be known, Christian stereotypes are the central figure. For instance, we can't know what Adam and Eve looked like, but in The Fall of Man (1550), the Renaissance artist Titian painted them as if he did. Turkish painter Gazi Sansoy corrects Titian's stereotype by replacing the lines of Adam and Eve’s faces with bright vivid color. Similarly, evangelicals Kirk Cameron and Ann Coulter explained this week that this season of hurricanes is God's punishment, and rational people like Annise Parker, the ex-mayor of Houston rightly ridiculed them. In the new exhibition "Past and Present" in Istanbul, Gazi Sansoy joins Annise Parker in ridiculing pretentious heroes of religion.

Gazi Sansoy's "The 4rd Siege of Vienna and Refugees" 2016–17. Oil on canvas, 285 x 350 cm. ("Past and Present" group exhibition)
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Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) "The Fall of Man" (1550)
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