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Mehmet Güleryüz: Not Like Van Gogh

One of the highlights of my recent vacation in Istanbul was the visit to the Museum of Modern Art. Several artworks of various kinds – paintings, installations, videos – were particularly thought-provoking for me. Therefore, my next several articles are going to consist of those “provoked thoughts” about the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art. This
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The Same and Different Turkish Streets

No, this one is not about the streets per se. This article is about the representations of Turkish streets by two different artists – Eren Eyüboğlu and İhsan Cemal Karaburçak – through their paintings “Beylerbeyi” (1970) and “Abstract Landscape” (1964), respectively. A good way to start the comparison would be to compare the artists themselves.
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Sovietwave: Nostalgia For a Dream

Anyone who has frequently searched “chill music to study” on YouTube must have come across a tracklist with “Sovietwave” in its title. What is it? Where does it come from? What characteristics make it special?     Briefly, Sovietwave can be called a genre of music dedicated to the Soviet aesthetic. However, it has nothing political
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HIMYM, Friends, and loneliness

How I Met Your Mother and Friends are TV shows about inspiring but challenging paths that everyone has to undergo in order to find the one true love. Both shows are supposed to inspire one to go look for “the one”. Immediately. That one last word adds a sinister tone to the message, doesn’t it?
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