Turkish Iznik Design Workshop (advanced) by IDA MITRANI

Saturday 6 April 2019

10:00 – 16:00

dlr LexIcon, Dun Laoghaire

Project room

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Introduction to botanical representation in Turkish Iznik design.

This workshop consists in creating an individual artwork using the vegetal motifs and patterns found in Turkish traditional art and design. So participants will be looking at geometry, composition and prepare a colour chart according to the colours used in Iznik design.

Iznik, a town in northwestern Turkey, was the main center for the production of ceramic tiles and tableware in the Ottoman empire. These ceramics were highly valued luxury objects and have come to represent Ottoman visual culture at its height.

Read more about Iznik design.

Iznik tile panel from the Met

IDA MITRANI is a Turkish born French artist living in Dublin. Her artwork is about the accuracy and idealisation of chosen specimens. Inspired by memories, the concept of cultural identity and distorted experiences, Mitrani creates scenes with motifs referring to the Botanical world, Nano world, anatomy and microbiology which blends reality and absurdity.

Drawing by Ida Mitrani

Along with her artistic practice, Mitrani has been intensively teaching Art and Botanical Illustration over the past 12 years and in various colleges, museums and art centres. She has set up the first intensive Botanical course in Ireland in the Institute of Art and Design and Technology in DunLaoghaire, Dublin. Ida is a member of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists. She exhibits widely.

See artist’s website.

Turkish Iznik Design Workshop

Turkish Iznik Design Workshop