A canvas made simply of water. A painting made up of drops of colour moved by delicate hand movements. It is the art of marbling, in Turkey – where it has a very long tradition – it is called Ebru.

Once the ‘patterns’ are made on the surface of the water – to which particular substances have been added to increase their viscosity – these are transferred onto paper. The result? Unique and unrepeatable masterpieces, created by a rigorous technique and by the passion of the artists who manage to govern colorus and shapes with incredible simplicity.

The Turkish painter Garip Ay, born in 1984, is one of them. From Russia to the United States, his exhibitions have travelled around the world. And the “Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh is just a (magnificent) example of what he is able to accomplish.