Faculty of Dentistry
By Heidi Trautmann
Nature is the best teacher in all disciplines of art, and Prof. Dr. Mine
Okur, member of the Near East University Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, has
followed this basic fact and with her own words she describes it well:
“Nature has been an
inspiring source for artists and designers since the existence of art.
reveals a texture, an isolated form or a symmetrical or vice versa has always
been the subject of science and art. Forms in nature come before
artistic form. I have brought all these forms to life by associating them with
my own perspective and inner world.”
I went along the displayed 55 artworks of her with
the label to explain the technique next to it. ‘(2,3, or 4 colours) Silk
Screening’. I learnt that she did the printing at the Printing and Painting
Workshop of the University; I found also one linocut print and several charcoal
sketches. Wonderful works and it shows that you don’t have to go far to find
inspiration and models for your projects of art.
Do children of today still go down on their knees
or lie down on their stomach in a field and study the undergrowth with a world
of its own? Thank you, Mine Okur, to bring this up to the surface of society’s
The exhibition was exclusively prepared for the
Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts. The exhibition will be open until 30 October,
viewing times 08.00 – 16:00 hrs.