Etel Adnan made abstract landscapes in vivid colours. She shared her love of nature and colour with Vincent van Gogh.
Who is Etel Adnan?
If you see the artworks of Etel Adnan and Vincent van Gogh together, you’ll probably soon spot similarities: bright, powerful colours, trees, a sun, the landscape.
‘Van Gogh really liberated colour. Because he accepted it as true’.
Adnan grew up between different languages and cultures: she spoke Greek, Turkish, French and English.
In colour and art, she found a language that everyone could understand.
‘What I discovered about painting through painting is that it is a language that can go as far as any other language’.