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Exhibit by Feridun Özgören at the Boston MFA



Ebru: Contemporary Marbling by Feridun Özgören
October 15, 1999 ? April 12, 2000

Announcing the opening of the exhibit by Ebru artist Feridun Özgören at the
Museum of
Fine Arts in Boston next month.  Feridun studied Turkish style marbling from
the master
of the technique, Niyazi Sayin.   In his works, he combines both Western and
and Eastern
techniques.  He uses modern materials such as carragheen moss for size and
mordants
the paper with alum before laying the paper, but still makes many of his
paints by hand in
the traditional method.  In particular, he uses a technique first developed by
the late
master Necmeddin Okyay  of over-marbling and using hand cut stencils (in yet
another
traditional Turkish method known as Kâti) to build up a calligrahpic
compostion, termed
yazili ebru (written ebru).   Many of the calligraphies are derived from the
works of
Turkish masters.

This exhibit is sure to be an eye opener for those appreciate marbled papers,
but are
unfamilar with Turkish techniques.

For more information about how to get to the Museum, hours, etc.  go to

http://www.mfa.org/exhibits/upcoming.htm

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