So, I had to start putting together a slide presentation for the workshop at Olana this Saturday, right? I thought I’d try to start out with a little bit of what Church might have seen as his ship passed through the South Aegean.
Well, this is what we see (almost) outside our bedroom window in Turgutreis:
And this is what we see when we head about an hour to the east (Kargacık).
And this is what we see when we head about an hour to the north (Didyma).
And if you take your spectacular sky, combine it with a bit of craggy landscape, and add a column or two, you get…
The Aegean Sea – by Frederic Church.
At my workshop at Olana this Saturday (October 11), we’ll be looking at the architecture/architectural decoration of Anatolian Civilizations, taking examples from along the route Church traveled between the Holy Land and the Black Sea – through the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas up to Istanbul. We’ll also go over some design fundamentals, and I’ll pass on some simple techniques that will help you “create life” in your living space. All this at Olana, Church’s very own ‘Oriental Fantasy’.
You can find out more about the workshop and how to sign up by going to the Olana Partnership web site (just click here).