İdil Sanat ve Dil Dergisi
Cilt 11, Sayı 95  2022/7  (ISSN: 2146-9903, E-ISSN: 2147-3056)

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In many sources including the history of art, it is stated that the first artistic act of man, originating from nature, was the pictures he drew on the cave walls. The starting point of these paintings and many works of art produced in later ages; Greek philosophers explain it with the theory of imitation (mimesis). Man's attitudes and approaches to nature have varied positively and negatively in the historical process up to the present century. This variability is also reflected in the productions of artists who reflect the lives of societies. In the artistic creation process; The image of nature turns into plastic structures with the blending of individuals' intuition, perception, cultural, psychological and intellectual factors. Nature; It is a source for the imaginary worlds of artists with its different ecosystems on our planet. Underwater life and formations, which are one of these ecosystems, can be classified in two categories: In the first category, fauna and flora, which are the creatures living underwater, and the other underwater geological formations. underwater nature; In addition to its unique biological and geological diversity, it has become one of the popular expression areas of today's contemporary ceramic art together with other art disciplines with its mysterious world that is not always visible to the naked eye. The artistic productions of the ceramic artists, which are included in the article, based on the underwater nature; conceptual, intellectual and formal approaches to the subject were evaluated with the technical structuring processes of the works.
Keywords: Ceramic, Underwater, Nature, Art, Contemporary