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HENRY KUPJACKS
MINIATURE ROOMS

Henry Kupjack creates tiny, fascinating worlds, complete in every detail. Many of his work can be seen in the permanent collections of such museums as the Wintherthur, the Chicago Art Institute, the Boston Library and the Illinois State Museum. Many of his commissions also come from private collectors.

Henry Kupjack says that Miniature Rooms was affected largely by his experiences and childhood imaginations. Miniature Rooms deeply affect visitors of all ages differently. In these rooms, visitors can find traces of their own lives, experiences, histories, and cultures. Each room creates a feeling of looking inside from a TV secreen. Yet, Kupjacks rooms are so real, you feel as if you are in the room. From the photos, its is really difficult to realize whether the rooms are miniatures or actual size. The success of the setting depends on how strongly the details reflect the reality. Kupjack uses 1 inch for 1 feet; a scale of 1:12.

Kupjack is a rare breed. Few artisans anywhere do what he does, and only a handful do it with as much skill and lan. Kupjack is a miniaturist, but the description falls well short of indicating the spectrum of his abilities. Here are many professional miniaturists, but most specialize in a particular genre, such as making furniture or casting metal. Kupjack does it all. In the process, the artisan must blend an encyclopedic knowledge of architectural history with a surgeons dexterity and a set designers cunning.

As to the mesmerizing effect of miniatures, Kupjack muses, Theres an innocence about them. Its like playing with a toy when you were a child, and you fill in whatevers missing to make a little world of your own.

Rahmi M. Ko Museum, who has always started new traditions, brought original and impressive design works to the Museum is delighted to be hosting an exhibition of these wonderfully created artworks, Miniature Rooms.



Rahmi M. Ko Mzesi, ''Hayallere Sığmayan Minyatr Odalar'' sergisini, 30 Eyll 2009 tarihine kadar uzattı.

Minyatr sanatının gnmzdeki tek aktif temsilcisi Henry Kupjack'ın 21 adet ''Minyatr Oda''sından oluşan serginin sresi yoğun istek zerine uzatıldı.
Henry Kupjack'ın yıllardır minik, byleyici ve her bir detayı titizlikle aslına uygun bir şekilde hazırladığı ''Minyatr Odalar''ı, dnya tarihinde iz bırakmış dnemlerin yaşam tarzını, mimari zelliklerini ve ruhunu yansıtıyor.
Sanatseverlerle geen yıl 17 Aralıkta buluşan serginin sresi daha nce de 2 kez uzatılmış, en son 13 Eyll tarihine kadar aık kalacağı bildirilmişti.

Sergide bulunan eserler arasında,
''İskender'in Kuşatma adırı (M. 333)'',
''Kırmızı mobilyalı Amerikan Lokantası (1942)'',
''Ptolemi Sarayının Yatak Odası (M.. 200)'',
''Raleigh Tavernası Dauphine Yemek Odası (Williamsburg 1770'ler)'',
''Fransız Taşra Yatak Odası (1850)'',
''Japon iftlik Evi Mutfağı (1700'ler)'',
''XVII. Yzyıl Korsan Kaptanın Kamarası (1680)'',
''Blackwell Misafir Odası (1760)'',
''Montmorenci Merdivenli Salon (1830)'',
''New Orleans Oturma Odası (1850)'',
''1950'ler New York'unda Sanatı Stdyosu'',
''San Francisco Dans Salonu ve Barı (1885'ler)'',
''Lks Pulman Vagonu (1893)'',
''H.C. Kupjack atı Katı (1995)'',
''Beidermeier Ktphanesi (1815'ler)'',
''18. Yzyıl İngiliz Barı (1795'ler)'',
''XVI. Louis'in Yemek Odası'',
''Wintergarden Tiyatrosu Kulisi (1940)'',
''Thomas Jefferson'ın alışma ve Yatak Odası (1770)'',
''Ulyses Grant'ın Galena'daki Yemek Odası (1879)'' yer alıyor.

Sergide ayrıca Kupjack'ın, Rahmi Ko'un isteği zerine yaptığı ve mzeye armağan ettiği ''18. Yzyıl Osmanlı Kahvehanesi'' de sanatseverlerin beğenisine sunuluyor.
Sergide yer alan eserler daha nce Florida Naples Sanat Mzesi, Winterthur Mzesi, Chicago Sanat Enstits, Boston Ktphanesi ve Illinois Devlet Mzesi gibi dnyanın belli başlı mze ve galerilerinde sanatseverlerin beğenisine sunulmuştu...

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