Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics Exhibition Tour

Guided Tour

May 16, 2023 / 13:00

Kütahya, the most important ceramic production centre after Iznik during the Ottoman period, is a city that has kept this art alive with its traditional methods until today. In the 18th century, Kütahya tile-making, which gave its most competent examples and then declined with the decrease in production and diversity, was revived in the late 19th century. As an "urban art" in a line between Iznik and Çanakkale tile-making, it became one of the essential parts of the Ottoman art mosaic with its rich product range and continuity.

In the guided tour, social, cultural and communal life in the Ottoman Empire is analysed through the motifs in the works in the Coffee Break exhibition and the Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics Collection. Participants have the opportunity to see artefacts that are not on display in the show.

Turkish coffee is offered to our guests participating in the exhibition tour at Pera Cafe.

The 30-minute guided tour is free of charge, and the language is Turkish. The quota is limited. To join the tour, you can make a reservation via resepsiyon@peramuzesi.org.tr e-mail address.

Fluid Rego

Fluid Rego

While Paula Rego belatedly was recognised as one of the leading feminist pioneers of her age, little has been written about her exploration of fluid sexuality. Indeed the current of sado-masochism in her drawings and paintings, has tended to encourage an understanding as a classic clash between the patriarchy and exploited women.

Fragments of Identity

Fragments of Identity

The Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo was founded in 1972 as the first Academy of Fine Arts in Bosnia and Herzegovina and became one of the forerunners in Bosnian contemporary art. Academy continued its operation throughout the war years (1992-1995) in besieged Sarajevo and participated in important international art projects.

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.