From 2000s to the Present, Analysis of Use of Portraits in Ex-libris Design

Irmak Akçadoğan


From past to present, when examples of ex-libris are examined in the context of the items that constitute the artistic structure and function, it is seen that portraits are frequently used. The use of portrait is a method that does not easily fill in the expression and the inner depth in the background, although it seems to be the easiest approach to reflect the subject and the identity. 

In accordance with data collected from the International Ex-libris Activities that became widespread in Turkey and the world, and with the analysis of the works in the ex-libris collections of various museums, this study aims to reveal the technological and formal differences of portrait usage that vary from country to country. 


Ex-libris, Portrait, Art, Graphic Arts

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