Gay Pride Istanbul (Turkish: Onur Yürüyüsü)

122 cm x 153 cm on canvas, Amersham,UK, October/November 2016

This painting depicts the the gay (LGBTQ) pride in Istanbul in 2017. The march got banned in 2016 'for the safety of our citizens, first and foremost the participants’, and for public order.' Read more: It does not look like the authorities will actually allow tha march in the near future.

This painting is inspired by James Ensor's 'Christ's Entry Into Brussels in 1889'. The composition including several important elements are transferred and altered from Ensor's masterpiece. Jesus is replaced by a drag queen, the soldiers are replaced by a police force just to name a few elements. Feel free to analyze and compare the two paintings. Click HERE:

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  • Dimensions: 122cm x 153cm
  • Artforms: Painting
  • Tags: James Ensor, art brut, gay pride, Istanbul, LGTB, parade, people, colourful, naive, bad painting