ISSN:2149-083X

THE REFLECTION OF SYMBOLS IN TURKISH MYTHOLOGY TO THE WORKS OF GÜLSEREN KAYALI


The myths, legends, texts, belief systems, social lifestyles and intangible cultural values that constitute societies' past are all images that reveal the trace and position of that society in the universe. Myths are folk tales with an allegorical narrative which are spread traditionally or transformed by the imagination of society. Myth is always the story of a "creation." It tells us how something was created and how it began to exist. Myths indicate humans’ existing condition as being mortal, with gender and having a cultural entity in addition to their experiences after the interventions of supernatural beings. With reference to myths, the relationship between cultures could also be determined with mythologies. Myths and symbols in mythology provide information about the origin of the world and life, nature events, gods, legendary heroes, and spirits. These symbols also appear in the works of contemporary Turkish artists with different colors, lines, and interpretations. In this study, ten works of the painting artist Gülseren Kayalı which were created by using the signs and symbols found in mythology are analyzed and interpreted.


Keywords


Turkish Mythology, Gülseren Kayalı, Symbol,

Author : Neslihan GÜNEŞ - Gonca Hülya YAYAN
Number of pages: 219-236
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/TIDSAD.40221
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The Journal of Turk-Islam World Social Studies
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