The Tortoise Trainer |  Oil Painting
The Tortoise Trainer |  Oil Painting
The Tortoise Trainer |  Oil Painting

The Tortoise Trainer | Oil Painting (40645)

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120x220 cm Without Frame Size
In the painting, the dervish-looking man is Osman Hamdi Bey himself. Hamdi Bey starts taking his photos when painting, utilizing this picture to depict the surroundings. The Tortoise Trainer Painting is one of the paintings made in this way. The location in the painting is the Green Mosque in Bursa. Osman Hamdi Bey began the first drawing here and later finished the painting with the help of the image taken in his workshop. When we look at the painting, we see a man with a red robe, a beard in a dervish outfit as a humpbacked old man ... In a forgotten room, we see that he examines turtles that eat lettuce. But at first glance, we can see fatigue and pessimism in the eyes of the thoughtful person in the picture. But at first glance, we can see tiredness and negativity in the considerate person's eyes in the painting. On the back, we see a nakkare (a percussion instrument consisting of a small drum) hanging and the connected plectrum is leaning out from his neck, which is one of Mevlevi's four basic instruments. We notice instantly that the individual we saw with his hands in his waist is attempting to train the tortoises with some form of music by blowing reed flute and playing the nakkare. It should not be forgotten that, during the Ottoman era, certain water treatments were performed. Private hospitals were established at that period for individuals with a variety of mental disorders. It was discovered in the source that Osman Hamdi Bey was inspired while creating this painting. When we look at the gravure that appeared in an 1869 issue of the French Le Tour du Monde, we can see that this is precisely the source of inspiration. Osman Hamdi Bey also stated that he had read the journal Le Tour de Monde in 1869 in his letter to his father, who worked in the service of the Governor of Baghdad Mithat Pasha. Therefore, it seems quite possible for Osman Hamdi Bey to be inspired by this work while making his painting “Tortoise Trainer”. We present Osman Hamdi’s immortal work to your taste with the interpretation of Hüseyin Şehri.
Our artist, who is admired with his mastery in reflecting the details, draws the audience into the art piece by creating an immense sense of reality with his skill in using light and shadow, and wonderful observations. In his works, the intensity always creates a doubt whether you're looking at an oil painting or a photograph. Our artist's style, who is recognized as the painter of still-life and seasons, is carrying the traces of the Baroque era.
Production Year : 2020 100% handmade.

Your painting is sent as standard, with the frame on it. If you wish to make a different selection from the following frames, you can change the frame as free of charge by writing your preferred frame in the order completion page's note section.
*Aged Gold and Aged Silver frames enlarge the size of the painting by 20 cm.
*Aged Black frame enlarges the size of the painting by 16 cm.
(For example; If aged gold or silver frame is added to a 70x100 cm painting, the size will become 90x120 cm and if the aged black frame is added, it will be 86x116 cm.)
*Frames with cases enlarge the size of the painting by 2 cm.
(For example, if a frame with case added 70x100 cm painting, the sizes will become 72x102cm.)
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