İdil Sanat ve Dil Dergisi
Cilt 7, Sayı 48  Ağustos 2018  (ISSN: 2146-9903, E-ISSN: 2147-3056)

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The aim of the study will be to examine the life and art understanding of Turgut Zaim, one of our contemporary Turkish painters, together with his works. In his paintings, Turgut Zaim chose Anatolian geography as a source of inspiration for him; in his paintings of Zaim interpreting Anatolia with some kind of social romance; the reality of Anatolia wins a charming and optimistic popularity in his paintings. Since the language and the new style concept of Turkish is an authentic and di erent interpretation, research is gaining importance in terms of con- tributing to contemporary Turkish art. The research was patterned in the scanning model. Qualitative research methods based on this model were carried out with semi-structured interview technique. In 1932, he made a series of trips to Konya, Sivas and Tokat in order to get to know Anatolia, its people, its life and its cultural values by participating in the program prepared by the Republican People’s Party.. Turgut zaim met the nomads and Avsars on these trips and took the rst steps of his adventure in which he would portray folkloric values and rural life throughout his life. Turgut Zaim is considered as the most suitable person for the purpose of the dormitory trips. After 1939, he participated in some Group D exhibitions. In the works of Zim, which has been a ected by the miniature art since the early years of painting, there are ethnographic elements such as animal gures, Car- pet-Kilim,sahan,basket,Bakrach, folkloric women’s dresses which are used by the avsar villagers daily. As a result of the research; it is possible to see the paintings of the Yorkers who re ect the love of folklore in a sincere way in their daily life, the clothes of the villagers, the forms of head and waist binding, the woven motifs in the food culture and tents, and their style.Anatolia remained a long-lasting source of inspiration for Zaim, acting from the geometric composition and schematic gure humor of the Turkish miniature painting.