Bare, Naked, Nude
A Story of Modernization in Turkish Painting
Bare, Naked, Nude: A Story of Modernization in Turkish Painting aimed to reveal the transformation from the Ottoman Empire into the Republican Era and how the few secretly made paintings at the turn of the 20th century created a new perspective for present times. The exhibition focused on how artists strived to overcome the cultural resistance against artistic representations of nudity. Bare, Naked, Nude further explored the evolution of the ‘artist’ from being a ‘subject’ to the Sultan to becoming an ‘individual;’ the pains of transitioning from one mindset to another; the struggle of identity between the artist and the ‘Muslim-Turk’; the process of establishing a new perception devoid of sexuality of the female body that was solely associated with privacy and seclusion; and the association between the modern(ized) perception of art and the nude form.
Curator: Ahu Antmen
Artists: Şeref Akdik, Hakkı Anlı, Hale Asaf, Avni Arbaş, Maide Arel, Şemsi Arel, Ruhi Arel (Mehmet Ruhi Bey), Yüksel Arslan, Ferruh Başağa, Nurullah Berk, Sabri Berkel, Hasan Vecih Bereketoğlu, Osman Hamdi Bey, Süleyman Seyyid Bey, Cihat Burak, Mahmut Cuda, İbrahim Çallı, Adnan Çoker, Nejad Devrim, Şükriye Dikmen, Halil Dikmen, Feyhaman Duran, Eren Eyüboğlu, Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu, Leyla Gamsız, Neşet Günal, Hamit Görele, Celile Hikmet, Namık İsmail, Zeki Faik İzer, Nuri İyem, İhsan Cemal Karaburçak Naci Kalmukoğlu, Zeki Kocamemi, Fikret Mualla, Belkıs Mustafa, Mihri Müşfik, Hüseyin Avni Lifij, Hikmet Onat, Halil Paşa, Melek Celal Sofu, Özlem Şimşek, Cemal Tollu, Eşref Üren, Sami Yetik, Nazmi Ziya,İzzet Ziya, Fahrünissa Zeid
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Bare, Naked, Nude A Story of Modernization in Turkish Painting