ISSN:2149-0821

INSCRIPTIONS WRITTEN WITH CELI TA‘LIK IN THE DOME OF THE HAGIA SOPHIA EXAMPLING THEIR ESTAMPAGES


Works of art reflect not only the artists but also the aesthetic values of the societies in which they are formed. That is why arts reach maturity at the end of a process of development and new schools are formed. In other words, art disciplines change and develop with new schools, past acquisitions and accumulations. In this context, it is necessary to know and analyze the past styles which have an effect on the emergence of new schools. The Hagia Sophia fountain was accepted as a masterpiece in its field. Hagia Sophia not only in terms of architectural features, but also in terms of showing the letter features of his inscriptions are very valuable. The text of the inscription, which consists of sixteen couplets, is written in verse form by the poet Emin. These inscriptions were photographed and also their estampages were transferred on paper by us. The letters' characters of these inscriptions were examined, in terms of Turkısh Celî Ta‘lîk. The letters' characters of these inscriptions were examined, in terms of Turkısh Celî Ta ‘lîk. As in other art disciplines, in islamic calligraphy, knowing and imitating the methods of famous artists is very important in the education of calligraphers. In these estampages, the characters of the calligraphy are easily seen. This study introduces the inscriptions and their estampages written in the kind of Turkish Celî Ta‘lîk that have been placed on the eaves of the dome of the Hagia Sophia Fountain.


Keywords


Hagia Sophia Fountain, inscription, celî ta’lîk, estampage.

Author : Aynur MAKTAL (ERBAŞ)
Number of pages: 95-117
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/SOBIDER.39763
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The Journal of Social Sciences
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