Reading the Environmental Pollution in Lefke Through the Works of Art
Mustafa Hastürk 1 *
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1 Near East University-Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, N. CYPRUS* Corresponding Author

This article has been presented in ICES 2017 - International Conference on Environmental Sciences & Educational Studies.
This article belongs to the special issue "Interdisciplinary Research on the Environmental Education, Educational Studies in Sustainability & Instructional Technologies and Designs".


A visual work of art carries various types of information on the context and period of its emergence. This information may be about the artist, the surrounding environment, society, and the theme of the work or all of these aspects. Besides, its mission of artistic existence, the work inherently transfers this information about the past. This inherent quality is sometimes referred to as the feature of documentation. The acceptance of artworks as documentation can be exemplified with the paintings of Venedician painters, which were used by experts to determine the rise in the sea water level of the city. Although documentation is one feature of art, the primary role of art is its societal mission, which suggests a translation of social problems into a universal artistic language. In this article, copper mining operated in Lefke region by Cyprus Mining Coporation (CMC) and its environmental effects are studied through the works of Inci Kansu. The purpose of reading the works is; to create an awareness of environmental pollution, also to it is also about reaching information about the time and conditions at the time of the event. For this purpose, the works of the artist on the subject will be read, interpreted, interpretation and judicial methods. All published article on the topic of the environmental pollution in Lefke region printed or verbal have been examined.


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Article Type: Research Article

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2018, Volume 14, Issue 1, 355-362

Publication date: 27 Sep 2017

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