Wanderer on the Sea of Light
Suna, İnan & İpek Kıraç
12 Life and Art of Ziem
28 Ziem’s Time in Turkey
44 An Essay on the Cultural Context of Ziem’s Oeuvre
The exhibition Félix Ziem: Wanderer on the Sea of Light focuses on the French artist Félix Ziem, one of the most original landscape painters of the 19th century, and his paintings that mostly depict Istanbul and Venice where the sea and the city intermingle. In the paintings of Félix Ziem who is regarded as a pre-impressionist painter, it is possible to observe an endeavor to capture the vibrating effects of the ever-changing light by means of lively colors and fast, dynamic brush stroke techniques.
While the articles written by the exhibition curators Lucienne Del’Furia and Frédéric Hitzel concentrate on Ziem’s life and art, the article by R. Barış Kıbrıs, the curator of the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Orientalist Painting Collection, offers a view on the artistic milieu of the period.
Year of Publication: 2016
Number of Pages: 150