This is a tribute to the Turkish folk. I was inspired by an instant in a video that showed a Turkish wrestler sitting after fighting. I heard on the news the dramatic situation of the ancient town of Hasankeyf. The Government decided to build a Dam and flood all the valley, including the old town. Many residents are forced to evacuate. In the other hand, many environmentalists and activists are refusing to lose this battle, and are taking actions to raise awareness about the importance of preserving their history. This painting shows strength and serenity at the same time. The fighter sits with the town of Hasankeyf as background, recovering his energy for a new battle.
Title: Wrestler in Hasankeyf
Creator: Arturo Laime
Date created: 2014
Location created: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Place part of: Hasankeyf, Turkey
Physical Dimensions: 65 x 90 cm (25,6 x 35,4 in).
Medium: Oil on canvas
Rights: © Arturo Laime Studio
Status: Available on e-shop