Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts
Exhibition of Graduation Projects, Academic Year 2005 - 2006


V Foreword
Suna & İnan Kıraç

Vii El/le
Prof. Nazan Erkmen

Xi Body is a part of hand, it gives a hand to hand
Prof. Hüsamettin Koçan 

1 Painting

31 Graphic Arts

43 Interior Design 

57 Ceramics – Glass

77 Textile Arts

103 Industrial Design

113 Traditional Turkish Hanicrafts

129 Cinema – TV

153 Sculpture

161 Photograph

For the artist, there is a particularly productive relationship between the hand and the object. The hand must wield the brush masterfully; its skill must predominate when shaping the mass of clay. The fingers must find the way to elicit the finest sound from the strings of the violin, the keys of the piano. Here the hand searches for thought and feeling; the instant it finds what it has sought – in spite of its appetite – it must rise from the banquet table of sound or color or form, otherwise, like every other thing that loses its equilibrium, it becomes subject to damage.

In EL/LE, painting, sculpture, graphic arts, ceramics, industrial products, interior design, textiles, photography, and cinema come together in the opulence generated by the traditional arts of the hand. The “hand” is interpreted by the hands of artists and designers. What aspects of the hand will be beautified through the abundant energy of these creators? This catalogue provides the conclusive answer to that question. In addition to the works exhibited, Professor Nazan Erkmen and Professor Hüsamettin Koçak has also written articles on the exhibition for the catalogue.

Date of Publication: 2006
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