The latest book of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aysun Cançat from Istanbul Gelisim University, Faculty of Fine Arts, named “Painting Techniques Encyclopedia” has been published by Istanbul Gelisim University Publication. The encyclopedia includes how painting techniques emerged in the historical process, their origins, development and current usage areas.
The book "Painting Techniques Encyclopedia" by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aysun Cançat, from Istanbul Gelisim University (IGU), Faculty of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Department, was recently published by IGU Publications.Cançat stated that she made an encyclopedic study of the techniques of painting art.
“Painting techniques were not adequately explained and each of the techniques was not supported by painting”
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aysun Cançat remarked the following: “Different techniques used in the art of painting were the first factor in the emergence of the “Painting Techniques Encyclopedia”. When I looked at the dictionaries or encyclopedia publications in the field of painting techniques in our country, I realized that they were examined under more general headings such as art concepts or an art dictionary. On the other hand; there are resources that explain basic techniques such as oil paint, watercolor painting, acrylic paint and charcoal pencil. In these publications, I saw that painting techniques were not adequately explained and each of the techniques was not supported by visuals. This situation necessitated a deeper research on that term from domestic and foreign sources. In order to achieve correct results in picture analysis, the technical dimension must be handled and analyzed on its own, and the picture must reach its holistic content. All this led me to the preparation process of this work.”
“I believe that my work, which is the product of nearly ten years of experience, fills the deficiency in this field”
The encyclopedia has been prepared as a reference source where you can have detailed information about how a technique emerged in the historical process, its origins, when it was first used, its development and current uses. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aysun Cançat:, “In order to better explain and comprehend each technique, I supported the theoretical knowledge with the visual of a work of a local or foreign artist made with that technique. I explained the construction stages of the techniques and how they were used through sample images, and I made connections between the related techniques and images. I have dealt with this connection not only in technical but also conceptual dimensions. I think that all this increases the clarity and memorability of each of the techniques. I believe that my work, which is the product of nearly ten years of experience, fills the deficiency in this field. I believe that my work is a resource where students, educators, scientists, anyone interested in the arts, and the general reader can easily find the information they want to learn about painting techniques.’’
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