On Wednesday, November 7th Esra Ibil gave a fascinating presentation about the history, traditions, and techniques of Turkish Ebru Painting. She went into detail about the various methods within the tradition, as well as some of the pivotal historical figures who were instrumental in its development. Around halfway through the presentation, studens were able to try the technique themselves and produce their own paintings. Overall, the presentation was an interesting and engaging look into an integral Turkish artistic tradition.
Known as paper marbling, the Turkish practice of Ebru painting is a unique form of art. Artists use water and dye to produce colorful paintings. Ebru painting is a distinctive genre of aqueous art used to produce mesmerizing works. Particularly popular in Turkey and Central Asia, Ebru paintings are produced using dyes, a water-based solution, and a set of unique tools. Like print-making, Ebru works of art are created by transferring designs, patterns, and motifs onto sheets of paper, fabric, and other canvases.