Late tile grasp Sıtkı Olçar’s works impressed by the frescoes of Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque are being showcased on the Sıtkı Olçar Art Gallery in Cappadocia, one of Turkey’s high vacationer locations in central Nevşehir province.
Olçar, a famend grasp of the craft who hailed from Turkey’s ceramic hub of Kütahya and was given the glory of UNESCO Living Human Treasure, died in 2010.
Four years earlier than his passing, he designed ceramic gadgets with the patterns of Hagia Sophia’s frescoes with a group of 27 craftsmen. This particular choice of the artist has now been put on display for the primary time in 14 years.
The artist’s daughter, Nida Olçar, who continues within the footsteps of her father by producing ornate works, instructed Anadolu Agency (AA) that the works on display have been tailored to tiles from the mosaics on the dome of Hagia Sophia, including: “We began to exhibit this choice in our retailer in Cappadocia for native and overseas vacationers. Later, we are going to open an exhibition for them in Istanbul.”
Olçar famous that the choice was put into storage after being exhibited within the backyard of Hagia Sophia in 2006 and later in Antakya and the U.S. The group of 27 accomplished the works in about eight months, she mentioned. The 22-carat gold on the works was utilized by ceramic artist Serpil Gogen, Olçar mentioned, noting: “It just isn’t potential to collect the identical group proper now. We have grasp craftsmen who’ve handed away, akin to my father. This form of advantageous handwork, sadly, is now not made. The gadgets on this showcase have been made with the mosaic approach launched by grasp Sıtkı.”
Explaining that the costs of Picasso mosaic plates within the choice different between TL 300,000 ($40,848) and TL 500,000, Olçar said that the plate with the motif of Virgin Mary and child Jesus was the merchandise that drew the best curiosity.
“There have been 27 items within the assortment, however seven gadgets have been bought when it was first exhibited. After we put this stuff in storage and my father handed away, there was lots of demand from main auctioneers from overseas, however we weren’t . We determined to showcase the works in Cappadocia for now. Art lovers can even be capable of see them in Istanbul quickly,” she added.