The Walled City Museum, which is a living city museum, continues to strengthen its inventory with new works it offers to art lovers. The “Panoramic Alasia”, made by Assist. Prof. Dr. Yücel Yazın and stands out as the largest piece of work produced with the “linoleum printing technique” in the museum collection, and printed from a single piece of stencil, will be exhibited at the Walled City Museum as of January.
A new important piece of art or a collection will be presented to art lovers every month at the Walled City Museum. Thus, as a living museum, the Walled City Museum will constantly update its inventory and present new works to its visitors.
Completed with 526 Hours of Work
Near East University Faculty of Fine Arts Faculty Member Assist. Prof. Dr. Yücel Yazgın decided to make his “Panoramic Alasia” work, which is approximately 1 by 3 meters in size, when he received the Alasia award given in 2019 by the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts in the name of one of the greatest scholars of history, Harizmi. “After receiving this award, I thought that I should develop a project worthy of both Alasia and scientist Harizmî”, said Assist. Prof. Dr. Yücel Yazgın, and stated that he completed the work alone with 526 hours of work.
The selection of the visuals used in the work took 6 hours, 10 hours to transform them into a panoramic image, 35 hours to process the first sample with black felt pens on 35×50 cm paper, and 140 hours to process it with black felt pens on 100×280 cm paper. It took 70 hours to transfer the work to the template. The painting, transferred on linoleum with fixed felt pens, was revealed as an expression of foggy Kyrenia mountains and clouds as a result of a total of 257 hours of scraping with linoleum scraping knives in various forms and rim width. During the scraping process, using the different shapes and widths of the blades and the variable of the direction of scraping, the traces of the complex life in ancient settlements and the gliding of the clouds descending into the Meseria plain were depicted by wind blowing over the mountains of Kyrenia. With the completion of the engraving process, the printing process was completed in 8 hours using traditional methods. So, Assist. Prof. Dr. Yücel Yazgın completed his work “Panoramic Alasia” with a total of 526 hours of work.