Félix Ziem

Wanderer on the Sea of Light

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
ISBN: 978-605-4642-64-9


Suna, İnan & İpek Kıraç

10 Introduction
Gaby Charroux

12 Life and Art of Ziem
Lucienne Del’Furia

28 Ziem’s Time in Turkey
Frédéric Hitzel

44 An Essay on the Cultural Context of Ziem’s Oeuvre

55 Catalogue

144 Biography

Félix Ziem

French artist Félix Ziem is one of the most original landscape painters of the 19th century. The exhibition Wanderer on the Sea of Light presented Ziem as an artist who left his mark on 19th century painting and who is mostly known for his paintings of Istanbul and Venice, where the city and the sea are intertwined. 

 Félix Ziem