İdil Sanat ve Dil Dergisi
Cilt 4, Sayı 17  Yaz 2015  (ISSN: 2146-9903, E-ISSN: 2147-3056)

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The sky and the underwater have always been a mystery and an issue of attention for us who step on the land. For human beings, to swim and to fly is a mystery and a wish which can not be ceased. People have mingled with water for ages. Perhaps they invented swimming to be protected from water. To be able to swim and float include marine culture, as well. A set of clothing is needed to swim. For this reason, special clothes were designed in the beginning of 1800s, and swimwears were invented in 1946. These clothes became smaller and were turned into swimsuits or trunks in 1900s.

The sea has also been the theme of ceramics artists as a metaphor. Water imitations, the undersea, the life in or by the sea have been used by the artists many times. While this vast blue itself has been the mere subject, the act of swimming and swimsuits or bikinis, worn while swimming, have also been the subjects for the figures of the artists. Certainly, they find different ways of expression and originality beyond the decoration in the forms of the specified artists. The swimsuits and bikinis which are dressed up on the forms have been interpreted differently by different artists.

In this research, the history of swimsuits and bikinis is going to be mentioned briefly and how specified 6 ceramics artists use swimsuit and bikini on their figures is going to be dealt.

Keywords: Swimsuit, Bikini, Swimming, Ceramics, Art