Frédéric Hitzel

Curator's Tour

November 12, 2016 / 11:00

Join curator Frédéric Hitzel for a tour of the  “Félix Ziem: Wanderer on the Sea of Light” exhibition. The tour will offer a unique insight to the works of the exhibition.

About Frédéric Hitzel
Frédéric Hitzel gained his PhD in History at University of Paris IV-Sorbonne and is now Scholar of the Department of Turkish Studies Center (CETOBAC) at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris.
He is author of Couleurs de la Corne d’Or. Peintres voyageurs à la Sublime Porte (Paris, ACR, 2002); Artisans et commerçants du Grand Turc (Paris, Les Belles-Lettres, 2007).
He is the co-author with Jacques Perrot and Robert Anhegger, Hatice Sultan ile Melling Kalfa Mektuplar (Istanbul, Tarih Vakfı Yurt Yayınları, 2001); with Mireille Jacotin, Iznik. L’aventure d’une collection (Paris, RMN, 2005) and with François Georgeon, Les Ottomans et le temps (Leiden, Brill, 2011).
Curator of the exhibition Dil Oğlanları ve Tercümanlar (Istanbul, Fransız Sarayı, 1995), Colors of the Orient, Arts and lifestyles in the Ottoman Empire (Bruxelles, Boghossian Foundation, 2010-2011) and Committee member of the Topkapı au Château de Versailles (Versailles museum, 1999) and Anatolia. Home of Eternity in Europalia Arts Festival Turkey (Bruxelles, 2015-2016).
He was the Secretary of the 14th International Congress of Turkish Art (Paris, 19-21 Sept. 2011).

Admission: 30 TL  (Free for Friends of the Museum) 
Please email resepsiyon@peramuzesi.org.tr to book your place. 
Please note that the tour language is Turkish.

The tour will be in French with consecutive translation into Turkish.

 

Temporary Exhibition

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

From Cypresses to Turkish Landscapes

From Cypresses to Turkish Landscapes

Among the most interesting themes in the oeuvre of Prassinos are cypresses, trees, and Turkish landscapes. The cypress woods in Üsküdar he saw every time he stepped out on the terrace of their house in İstanbul or the trees in Petits Champs must have been strong images of childhood for Prassinos. 

Between Impressionism and Orientalism

Between Impressionism and Orientalism

Pera Museum presents an exhibition of French artist Félix Ziem, one of the most original landscape painters of the 19th century. The exhibition Wanderer on the Sea of Light presents 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. Through the exhibition, we will be sharing detailed information about the artist and the artworks. 

It’s better to burn out than to fade away

It’s better to burn out than to fade away

In 1962 Philip Corner, one of the most prominent members of the Fluxus movement, caused a great commotion in serious music circles when during a performance entitled Piano Activities he climbed up onto a grand piano and began to kick it while other members of the group attacked it with saws, hammers and all kinds of other implements.