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Henri-Cartier Bresson

Biography

January 31 - April 9, 2006

The exhibition, curated by Robert Delpire, was organized in collaboration with Pera Museum, Magnum Photos and Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson and introduced the great master of the 20th century to visitors with more than a hundred of his photographs.

According to Henri Cartier-Bresson, “to photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart. It is a way of life.” The majority of his work aims to reveal, within a "decisive moment”, the universal dimensions of seemingly ordinary events that surround us.

Exhibition Catalogue

Henri-Cartier Bresson

Henri-Cartier Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson practiced, after the fashion of the surrealists whom he knew, an automatic writing applied to the world of the image: "To photograph", he said, "is to bring the head, the eye...

Fluid Identities  Creating an Identity / Hybrid Identities

Fluid Identities Creating an Identity / Hybrid Identities

A firm believer in the idea that a collection needs to be upheld at least by four generations and comparing this continuity to a relay race, Nahit Kabakcı began creating the Huma Kabakcı Collection from the 1980s onwards. Today, the collection can be considered one of the most important and outstanding examples among the rare, consciously created, and long-lasting ones of its kind in Turkey.

The First Nudes

The First Nudes

Men were the first nudes in Turkish painting. The majority of these paintings were academic studies executed in oil paint; they were part of the education of artists that had finally attained the opportunity to work from the live model. The gender of the models constituted an obstacle in the way of characterizing these paintings as ‘nudes’. 

Venuses Throughout History

Venuses Throughout History

José Sancho does not conceal the voluptuousness of his female torsos; he highlights it. These torsos are symmetrical from front, but on the other hand, from the side, the juxtaposition of concave and convex forms creates dynamism.