Traditional Turkish art of painting has strated to adopt modern art as a result of westernization movement which strated in nineteenth century. After the proclamation of Turkish Republic, with the developments in culture and art and support in art and artists; the meeting of art and spreading of art among people began. According with the developments in Turkish art, in west the ideal blockade from industrial revolution effected the social life directly. The idea of “group” which was formed by the masses enhanced the self confidence of artists and enlarged the circle of innovative research. This situation effected Turkish art and with the applicaiton of western art movement, the adoption of modernt sense of art was inevitable. The leading artists of that period adopted this innovative western sense of art and they aimed to plant the cultural codes of modern painting in society. As a result of all these efforts, realistic works of art were replaced by modern sense of art. In Turkish painting, between 1923-1960 the impressions of western movement corresponded in Turkish art and paved the way for new researches. The concept of subject before and after the foundation of republic; was aproached in a plain statement in works. In the periods where shape and form dominated, the subject s gained originality. The artists went beyond the ordinary impressions and started to produce original works. In this article, the works of some artists’ on still life are evaluated.
Key words: Turkish art of painting still life, abstraction of nature