Life Is Short, Art Long: The Art of Healing in Byzantium
New Perspectives

Symposium

March 14, 2015 / 09:30

A symposium will be held at Pera Museum in the context of the Life Is Short, Art Long: The Art of Healing in Byzantium exhibition.

Admissions free, drop in.

Detailed program

Temporary Exhibition

Life Is Short, Art Long

This exhibition took its name from the famous aphorism by Hippocrates and examines the art and practice of healing in Byzantium from Roman times to the late Byzantine period.

Life Is Short, Art Long

Portrait of Martín Zapater (1797)

Portrait of Martín Zapater (1797)

Martín Zapater y Clavería, born in Zaragoza on November 12th 1747, came from a family of modest merchants and was taken in to live with a well-to-do aunt, Juana Faguás, and her daughter, Joaquina de Alduy. He studied with Goya in the Escuelas Pías school in Zaragoza from 1752 to 1757 and a friendship arose between them which was to last until the death of Zapater in 1803. 

A Photographer’s Biography Pascal Sebah

A Photographer’s Biography Pascal Sebah

Following the opening of his studio, “El Chark Societe Photographic,” on Beyoğlu’s Postacılar Caddesi in 1857, the Levantine-descent Pascal Sébah moves to yet another studio next to the Russian Embassy in 1860 with a Frenchman named A. Laroche, who, apart from having worked in Paris previously, is also quite familiar with photographic techniques.

From the Age of Reason to the “Tortoise Trainer” <br> Salon Exhibitions and Art Criticism

From the Age of Reason to the “Tortoise Trainer” <br> Salon Exhibitions and Art Criticism

A Salon exhibition held in the Grand Palais in Paris on May 1, 1906 showcased an Ottoman painting. This was Osman Hamdi Bey’s famous “Tortoise Trainer”.