Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistJosh Wentz CollectionScenes
Description This old but beautiful ceiling fresco is found in the heart of Dark Church, a rock-encased monastery chapel carved out of volcanic cliffs in Goreme, Turkey. Since the location of the chapel prevented almost all sunlight from entering, these frescoes have escaped aging since the Middle Ages. Christ is pictured in the center on the main dome, surrounded by several of the Apostles and other saints.Dark Church is the most spectacular of several rock-hewn churches in one valley found in Cappadocia. Nearly all of the churches feature some sort of fresco work, even if it is monochromatic in the case of some of the earlier churches. The Orthodox monks living here centuries ago seem to have produced art just as creative as that of their more famous Roman counterparts.This picture wasn't easy to take since the chapel is still kept very dark. A long exposure with the camera sitting flat on the floor seems to have worked out well enough, and this image captures my memory of the place very well.
Josh Wentz, Ankara, Turkey Member Since January 2008 Artist Statement Photography helps me discover and share with others the beauty and depth I find as I travel and work in Turkey, mostly in central Anatolia. From the capital city to small towns and villages, the people, buildings, history and nature of this country are always worth sharing and remembering.
The capital city of Ankara is currently my home, but I also enjoy the opportunity to occasionally travel through the larger Anatolian plateau and also to the coastal regions near the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean. The smaller towns and villages in these areas particularly interest me, being off the beaten path and full of interesting settings and friendly, unpretentious people. And, of course, the city of Istanbul contains more experiences and photographic opportunities than I could explore in a lifetime.
These galleries display my best work, and I'll be continually uploading new images. In the meantime, please take a look at the slices of Turkish life to be found here, and I hope you like what you see!