Fernando Botero

May 4 - July 18, 2010

One of the most intriguing artists of the 21st century, Fernando Botero met Turkish art lovers for the first time at the Pera Museum, where a selection of 64 paintings was exhibited. Botero has brought a new interpretation of the aesthetics of our time, and the exhibition depicted this interpretation in six sections - the circus, the bullfight, Latin American people, Latin American life, still lifes and versions from past masters of history of art. The works of the Colombian artist contain many references to his own culture and life, and in a unique style they question the concept of beauty in our century.

This exhibition was achieved with the support of the Honorary Consulate of Colombia, The Spanish Embassy and Instituto Cervantes, Istanbul.

Exhibition Catalogue

Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero

One of the most intriguing artists of the 21st century, Fernando Botero met Turkish art lovers for the first time at the Pera Museum, where a selection of 64 paintings was exhibited....

Video

The Golden Horn

The Golden Horn

When regarding the paintings of Istanbul by western painters, Golden Horn has a distinctive place and value. This body of water that separates the Topkapı Palace and the Historical Peninsula, in which monumental edifices are located, from Galata, where westerners and foreign embassies dwell, is as though an interpenetrating boundary.

History of a Khanjar

History of a Khanjar

Henryk Weyssenhoff, author of landscapes, prints, and illustrations, devoted much of his creative energies to realistic vistas of Belorussia, Lithuania, and Samogitia. A descendant of an ancient noble family which moved east to the newly Polonised Inflanty in the 17th century, the young Henryk was raised to cherish Polish national traditions.

Midnight Stories: COGITO

Midnight Stories: COGITO

Pera Museum Blog is launching a new series of “Techno- Dystopia” stories in collaboration with Turkey’s Fantasy and Science Fiction Arts Association (FABISAD). The Association’s member writers are presenting newly commissioned short stories inspired by the artworks of Katherine Behar as part of the Museum’s Data’s Entry exhibition.