An exhibition is on tour in Istanbul until May 15th: Van Gogh Alive. It is located in one of the big old port buildings next to the modern arts museum, "Istanbul Modern".
An absolutely fascinating show of thousands of images of Van Gogh's paintings, writings and pictures, depicting this master's art and inner world.
You can see a different image whereever you look at, reflected on the walls, on the floor or on giant LCD screens, that's why it is a great pleasure to re-visit.
Cropped, increased sharpness, applied retouches.
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emka (64142) 2012-05-13 22:47
I like Van Gogh's paintings very much so I would be happy to see this exhibition. It seems the unusual way to show the paintings. It must be really fascinating. I think I saw this painting in Amsterdam.
annjackman (15529) 2012-05-13 23:06
I enjoy the large araes of black surrounding the artwork. A dramatic interpretaion of Van Gogh's work. Excellent.
SnapRJW (23602) 2012-05-13 23:17
Hello Erdem - Excellent balance in this shot. I like all the negative space which surrounds the blue shapes. The composition with the blue frame being well placed in the upper RHC directs the eye to the central detailed area where we see Van Gogh's familiar work. A very strong composition and as a lover of Van Gogh's work, a perfect way to start the week. Smashing! Warm regards rosemary
JFS (32453) 2012-05-14 0:29
stunning image standing out the beautiful works of Van Cogh, i like the silouettes of the family. A new way to enjoy the works of this magnificent genious.
Thanks and best regards,
BennyV (13058) 2012-05-14 5:26
Ah, I've been on the Van Gogh trail in southern France, maybe I should have gone to Istanbul instead, haha! The expo sure looks impressive, I hope to catch it somewhere (but I probably won't make it to Istanbul, I'm sorry to say).
In the picture I like the pitch black & the silhouettes, how they stand out, perfectly placed.
willperrett (4075) 2012-05-14 7:49
Excellent shot. It's partly familiar (we recognise the paintings) and partly alienating (the weird angles, loads of black space). The silhouettes of the two viewers is the final piece in the jigsaw: without them it would be a lesser photograph. Good work.
notrap (4990) 2012-05-14 8:07
not many photographers would dare to leave so much space "empty", just black, including myself. But it works very well to focus the view on Van Gogh.
chrisvek (6995) 2012-05-14 8:23
Very nice shoot.Great lightning and amazing game with the shadows.Very well composed image from a perfect POV.Well done!
Have a nice evening
vapours (8264) 2012-05-14 15:23
Pretty interesting shot here Erdem, love the wide open black space you've created which helps create some kind of surreal out of this world scene.
Angshu (52890) 2012-05-17 1:43
A class act of photography here, though I'm struggling to understand about the exhibition & how exactly it works. What I liked is the contrast between the black & the lit up areas where the images or impressions of paintings appear...and the father-son duo makes the picture ever so interesting!
PS : I see you don't write much critiques....but the ones you write are incisive. I would love to get some comments from you or no-pointer critiques - candid dissections of a few of my pictures...would really appreciate that
jmdias (48341) 2012-05-21 3:11
I can imagine how interesting this exibition would be. very nice use of the images of exposition here, including the darkness around and the dark silhouetes of the people. well done.
gezimania (6166) 2012-06-05 0:29
Işık açısından çok fakir bir ortamdan gayet, temiz, gayet net bir fotoğraf ve iyi bir komposizyon çıkartmışsınız, ehh makinenin full frame olmasının katkısı yadsınamaz tabii ;), gören gözünüze sağlık efendim !
Waylim (23310) 2012-07-19 16:09
Great shot, I love it. I wish I could be there to see it in person. I had the chance to see it when it was here in Los Angeles maybe 10 or so years ago. His paintings are truly inpirational to all. I am very much interested in painting, I started photography so I can paint from my photos. I still do some here and there but not enough. If i have lots of money and I don't need to work for a living. I would be painting, at least I know that is what I like to do when I retire and travelling :)
I love the negative space here that give a sense of depth the silhouette of the people is a perfect addition to this composition.
- Copyright: Erdem Kutukoglu (Suppiluliuma) (3855)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-01
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG ASP HSM
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/6 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-13 22:31