‘Cecil Beaton: Portraits’ with Merih Akoğul

Guided Tour

May 28, 2015

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.

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 Captive Sultan

The Captive Sultan

The war fought by the Greeks to shake off the Turkish yoke was closely observed around Europe and, this being the era of romanticism, the events taking place around Greece between 1821 and 1832 became a symbol for national liberation struggle.

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.

Cameria (Mihrimah Sultan)

Cameria (Mihrimah Sultan)

Based on similar examples by the European painters in various collections, this work is one of the portraits of Mihrimah Sultan, who was depicted rather often in the 16th century.