This research aims to describe the life of Can Göknil, one of the pioneers in the modernization of Turkish Painting and Sculpture, and the contribution of the artist’s style to the visual language of Turkish Painting and Sculpture. The document analysis technique, which is one of the qualitative research methods, was used in the study, literature was searched and the information about the artist and the works of the artist were reached by analyzing the literature and the works were examined in terms of their artistic characteristics. The data obtained were analyzed by content analysis technique. The findings of the research show that Can Göknil, one of the livİng artists of our time, is inspired by cultural sources such as Anatolian mythology and folklore and expresses these fantastic subjects in a coloful and abstract figurative style. Based on the findings obtained from the research, it has been concluded that Can Göknil contributes to the modernization and original expression opportunities of Turkish Painting and Sculpture Art with his unique art understanding and productivity in the field of art, which has become more narrative in time.
Can Göknil, Turkish Painting and Sculpture Art, Mythology, Visual Arts, Artwork