‘Cecil Beaton: Portraits’ with Merih Akoğul

Guided Tour

May 28, 2015 / 19:00

In this tour, organized in the context of the exhibition Cecil Beaton: Portraits, writer and photographer Merih Akoğul discusses Beaton’s place in the tradition of portrait photography. Having carried this genre to a different level with his intuitive approach and unique style, leading 20th-century photographer Beaton is presented through the portraits he captured of actors, writers, artists, politicians, and royal family members.

Admission: 30 TL
(Free for Friends of the Museum)

Please email peradostu@peramuzesi.org.tr to book your place. Please note that the tour language is Turkish.

Temporary Exhibition

Cecil Beaton

One of the most significant and multi-faceted photographers of the 20th century, Cecil Beaton’s (1904-1980) captivating portraits were exhibited for the first time in Turkey at Pera Museum.

Cecil Beaton

The First Nudes

The First Nudes

Men were the first nudes in Turkish painting. The majority of these paintings were academic studies executed in oil paint; they were part of the education of artists that had finally attained the opportunity to work from the live model. The gender of the models constituted an obstacle in the way of characterizing these paintings as ‘nudes’. 

Venuses Throughout History

Venuses Throughout History

José Sancho does not conceal the voluptuousness of his female torsos; he highlights it. These torsos are symmetrical from front, but on the other hand, from the side, the juxtaposition of concave and convex forms creates dynamism.

Bosphorus at the Orientalist Paintings

Bosphorus at the Orientalist Paintings

The Bosphorus, which divides the city from north to south, separates two continents, renders Istanbul distinct for western painters, offers the most picturesque spectacles for western artists.