Mario Prassinos

In Pursuit of an Artist: Istanbul-Paris-Istanbul

May 25 - August 14, 2016

This exhibition was centered on the art of Mario Prassinos, who was born in Istanbul into a Greek-Ottoman family and began his artistic career in Paris, among the 20th century avant-gardes. Brought together a large selection of his works ranging from paintings and book illustrations to tapestries, portraits, and engravings, the exhibition revealed the striking and unique character of Prassinos and his distinctive style shifting from Surrealism to a more realistic approach. Curated by Seza Sinanlar Uslu, the exhibition welcomes back this original 20th century artist to his birthplace to Pera, Istanbul, on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

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Mario Prassinos

Mario Prassinos

The exhibition Mario Prassinos, In Pursuit of an Artist: İstanbul-Paris-İstanbul is centered on the art of Mario Prassinos. Born into a Greek family of artists in Istanbul, Prassinos’...

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Istanbul-Paris-Istanbul: Mario Prassinos

Istanbul-Paris-Istanbul: Mario Prassinos

Mario Prassinos liked Istanbul more than the current Istanbulites of today. It is obvious that you can understand this from the article written by her daughter Catherine Prassinos in the Pera Museum's book on the artist.

Midnight Horror Stories: The Landlord

Midnight Horror Stories: The Landlord

Three people sleeping side by side. On the uncomfortable seats of the stuffy airplane in the air. Three friends. I’m the friend in the window seat. The other two are a couple, Emre and Melisa. I’m alone, they are together. And another difference. I’ve only closed my eyes. They are asleep.

Midnight Horror Stories:  The Moon Pool

Midnight Horror Stories: The Moon Pool

Pera Museum Blog is launching a new series of creepy stories in collaboration with Turkey’s Fantasy and Science Fiction Arts Association (FABISAD). The Association’s member writers are presenting newly commissioned short horror stories inspired by the artworks of Mario Prassinos as part of the Museum’s In Pursuit of an Artist: Istanbul-Paris-Istanbul exhibition. The fourth story is by Işın Beril Tetik! The stories will be published online throughout the exhibition. Stay tuned!