Eresin Crown / Boutique MuseumExperience scenes from Byzantine and Ottoman life
In addition to the historical art collection, the ERESIN CROWN HOTEL investors also decided to display a very special picture gallery of Byzantine' s and Ottoman' s life style impressions produced by Mr. Gültekin Çizgen, Turkey' s most renowned demonstrator in this field.
Gültekin Çizgen's work covers a large span of artistic media-photography, multimedia productions and computer-generated art. He has exhibited this. Collection extensively in Turkey and around the world. He has also published 24 books, which include photographs, computer art and articles on art and culture.
Since 1990 Çizgen has applied his talents to computer generated art such as "The Secret History of the Universe", "Wonderous Creatures", "Ottomans", "Mevlana and the Mevlevis". The central focus in this body of work testifies to Çizgen's intense interest in his cultural history and tradition. We can best understand him in his own words:
"I come from the East and I love the traditional arts of Turkey like calligraphy, marbelizing, ceramics and especially miniatures. I try to give a contemporary expression to them. Before the age of information brought entertainment to the home acrobatic games were an essential form of entertainment. They have a significant place in the Turkish miniature tradition. In my work I try to bring this traditional visual experience to the modern world."