Author(s): Erol KILI├ç
Since the establishment of the Republic, we are witnesses to effording to form identity by Turkish painters in Turkish painting as in other areas of the arts. Turgut Zaim and Nurullah Berk are the first examples we can give. The early 1950s, intense discussions were made on the identity in the fields of art and in this context, artists have tried their first products in traditional interaction. While Turgut Zaim and Nurullah Berk's miniature interactive experiments were going on, in parallel with the influencing progress of the artists of abstract expressionist art, Calligraphy in Turkey, ornaments and decorative surface and creating an image of the carpet-rug patterns are seen in the effects. Initially, traditional interaction which was appeared as a formal has continued to be internalized in the following process and affected on creations of young artists generation after 1970 period. Traditional interaction is still going on in the individual creations of young Turkish artists at the present.