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This is Ercument Kalmik

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By Gwylym Owen

Ercüment Kalmık (1909 in Istanbul – February 21, 1971 in Istanbul) was an performer and art historian, known for his feat in studying the lyrical-abstract Turkish painters .

In 1928, Academy of Fine Arts in the Department of Painting by entering the first Nazmi Ziya’s, then Ibrahim Calli ‘s was a student. In 1937, after graduation become old in various newspapers and magazines and worked. In 1939 went to Paris to assay painting at André Lhote’s studio. He afterward took courses in art records at Sorbonne University. After returning to Turkey in 1940 in Ankara and Istanbul, was an art hypothetical at various tall schools (1942–47).

In 1947 Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture ‘in the colors and shapes began to tutor composition. In 1967-68 Berlin Technical University’s department of architecture as a guest lecturer in the basic design taught.

Previously, impressionistic union Kalmık employees, located in Europe at the become old of cubism was interested. First Braque’s and Picasso’s, then Fernand Léger and Henri Matisse’s figures were impacted by understanding. After returning to Turkey maintained a clear outer parentage of figurative abstraction and had a strong sense of pattern. In the 1960s, fishermen, boats and sailboats in stomach of an abstract landscape imagery began funding. With hermetic color stain, which highlights the contours of a lyrical expression going on of this era are seen. As with ease as the etching Kalmık plus makes the portray in the 1960s in the figurative wisdom of the prints that are dominant. As without difficulty as objects and natural express of the figure utter the place and occupancy of the declare in this building has been used in a balanced manner.

Domestically and abroad, participated in many action exhibitions, solo exhibitions opened. Picture, as well as many of the Republican get older artists such as Turkish official’s bookish and philosophical concepts of articles upon who wrote, conferences and radio chat conducts the Kalmık, “The Color of Harmony Systems” and “Nature and Art Texture” entitled two books in the 1950s, were published by the Istanbul Technical University. In 1997 his home in Istanbul, Gümüşsuyu was converted to a museum by Ercüment Kalmık foundation.

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