Esref Armagan, Blind Artist: Esref Armagan, Blind Painter

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Esref Armagan, Blind Artist: Esref Armagan, Blind Painter

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  • Title: Esref Armagan, Blind Artist: Esref Armagan, Blind Painter
  • Author: Rachelle Burk
  • ISBN: 9781943431144
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1953, Esref Armagan was born completely blind to a poor family in Istanbul, Turkey He received no formal education, and spent his childhood days in his father s shop where he developed the curiousity to create and draw He experienced the world through touch, and learned to visually reproduce his surroundings, including color, shadows, and perspective, with his hands.In 1953, Esref Armagan was born completely blind to a poor family in Istanbul, Turkey He received no formal education, and spent his childhood days in his father s shop where he developed the curiousity to create and draw He experienced the world through touch, and learned to visually reproduce his surroundings, including color, shadows, and perspective, with his hands The blind artist s story will be an inspiration to young artists of all abilities.

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    1. K.M. Kennedy on said:

      A wonderful story which is not only feel good, but also has depth. I had to pause to ask myself, how could a blind man develop perspective, composition and use of colors without sight? Rachelle’s book is a reminder of how unique and limitless we are as individuals. "Painting in the Dark" is well written and has a nice rhythmic, flow to the story line. The story makes you consider how little we know about the brain and what it is really capable of achieving. This is great little book for childr [...]

    2. Carmen on said:

      Written for a young audience but informative to an older audience as well, Painting in the Dark is a picture book and biographical story of Esref Armagan, an artist who is blind from birth. The book features beautiful full page colorful illustrations by Gadotti including paintings of Armagan. Using vividly descriptive language, Burk tells the true story of Esref Armagan including his childhood experiences exploring color and artistic technique as a way to learn about and make sense of his world. [...]

    3. Tima on said:

      Esref was born blind. But in an effort to understand the world around him, he began drawing and painting. As an adult he gained recognition for his amazing skills as an artist that sighted people could see and understand. Written as an inspiration to all artists, despite circumstances or disabilities.The illustrations are very colorful and help tell the story. The book is written for children, but has a wealth of information and I enjoyed it as well. The writing is inspiration to anyone who feel [...]

    4. Leslie on said:

      What an amazing tale! Adults and children alike have to marvel at the accomplishments of Esref Armagan, a Turkish artist blind since birth. Rachelle Burk manages to bring alive not only his talent and personal story, but also introduces a bit of a mystery that is soundly solved through science and scientific testing. It's also a poignant portrayal of the father-son relationship whose intimacy fosters a life of creativity, rather than isolation. In the skilled hands of Burk (whose previous books [...]

    5. Kim Norman on said:

      I'm kind of obsessed with brain science, so I loved learning about this remarkable man whose story is as inspiring for budding young scientists as for budding young artists -- not to mention anyone who struggles with obstacles. And who among us couldn't use inspiration for leaping our own hurdles? Through author Rachelle Burk's elegantly-worded text, we get to know a person who, from childhood, followed his dreams and never gave up on doing the thing he loved. The book pages switch seamlessly ba [...]

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