Author : Derya KOCAER - Nilgün ŞENER
Type : Derleme
Printing Year : Temmuz 2023
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Number : 16
Term : 8. Cilt Haziran/Temmuz Yaz Dönemi
Date : 2023-06-04 12:23:49


During the Dutch Golden Age, the middle class gained wealth with the economic and socio-cultural changes. Bourgeois society's desire to own works of art in order to show its wealth and nobility has also increased. With the development of still life paintings in the 17th century, changes occurred in compositions. Along with the questioning of worldliness as well as wealth and ostentatiousness, objects reflecting mortality were added to the compositions. For example, still life paintings include skulls, wilted flowers, candles, hourglasses, food and drinks. The works in which these objects are included; Vanitas-style paintings as a genre that reminds people of the impermanence and mortality of the world. Vanitas paintings, which were very common in the Dutch Golden Age Period, create a symbolic expression through objects. The aim of this study is to explain the objects symbolizing death in the Vanitas style paintings of the Golden Age of the Netherlands by considering the social structure of the period and to examine the reflection of the objects symbolizing death on contemporary works through the sculptures of contemporary artist Alain Bellino. For this study, which was created using the qualitative research method; A literature review was made from books, journals and articles. How did the Vanitas images, which began to be seen in Dutch Golden Age painting, reflect on the works of today's artist Alain Bellino? The question has been treated as a problem. In line with this problem; The research is limited to three works of Alain Bellino.

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