turkish wrestler painting

Wrestler in Hasankeyf

© Arturo Laime. Original oil painting on wrapped canvas. 65 x 90 cm (25,6 x 35,4 inches).

About this artwork

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 buid 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 loose this battle, and are taking actions to raise awareness about the importance of preserving their history. This painting shows strenght and serenity at the same time. The fighter sits with the town of Hasankeyf as background, recovering his energy for a new battle.

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