Monday, February 7, 2011

A Blind man's work of art

Esref Armagan was born blind but learnt to read and write on his own. Currently he is a successful painter. His work has been exhibited on countless occasions. His unique work allows him to paint without any assistance.

To begin with he carves on the drawing board the shapes he wants, in order to touch the carvings with his fingers. When eventually he is happy with his work he begins to colour in the painting, using paints which have an oil base.

However, because he uses his hands to apply the colours he has to wait two to three days for the colour to dry and then he continues with the other colour. 
This shows how people can use their imagination to create any work of art. It is astonishing how someone who has never seen has the power and imagination to create the paintings portrayed here.

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