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

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

Coffee was served with much splendor at the harems of the Ottoman palace and mansions. First, sweets (usually jam) was served on silverware, followed by coffee serving. The coffee jug would be placed in a sitil (brazier), which had three chains on its sides for carrying, had cinders in the middle, and was made of tombac, silver or brass. The sitil had a satin or silk cover embroidered with silver thread, tinsel, sequin or even pearls and diamonds.

The Welcoming of Venetian Balios to Ottoman Lands

The Welcoming of Venetian Balios to Ottoman Lands

The series of paintings depicting the audience ceremonies of European ambassadors hold a unique place among the works of Jean-Baptiste Vanmour of Valenciennes, who lived in İstanbul from 1699 until his death in 1737.

Dizzying Expression of Fear and Doom Tsang Kin-Wah

Dizzying Expression of Fear and Doom Tsang Kin-Wah

Pera Museum, in collaboration with Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), is one of the main venues for this year’s 15th Istanbul Biennial from 16 September to 12 November 2017.  Through the biennial, we will be sharing detailed information about the artists and the artworks.