Women Paintings Stories

January 31 - April 9, 2006

Art history, one of the liveliest and most exciting branches of knowledge of our times, emphasizes the need to continually re-examine, re-evaluate and re-interpret its primary ingredient - art works of the past. From fresh perspectives in the light of current information, thought and theory about these works, and also the discourse of knowledge that surrounds a work of art are being continually adapted.

Women Paintings Stories is the product of just such an inclination and re-interpretation of the transformation of the image of  'women' in Turkish painting in the modernization era. In this exhibition of more than fifty works chosen from a variety of public institutions and private collections spanning the era from the Meşrutiyet / Second Constitution through the Republic, a voyage through the years was embarked upon, during which, the Turkish art of painting underwent a movement towards contemporaneity, within the framework of an exceptional and extremely meaningful theme, a reinterpretation of the transformation of the image of 'women'.

Curator: Zeynep Yasa Yaman

Artists: Şehzade Abdülmecid, Ömer Adil, Şeref Akdik, Malik Aksel, Mehmet Ruhi Arel, İbrahim Çallı, Ali Avni Çelebi, Halil Dikmen, Abidin Elderoğlu, Refik Epikman, Nurettin Ergüven, Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu, Eren Eyüboğlu, Tevfik Fikret, Halil Paşa, Osman Hamdi Bey, Namık İsmail, Zeki Faik İzer, Müfide Kadri, Ercümend Kalmık, Naci Kalmukoğlu, Hüseyin Avni Lifij, Hikmet Onat, İbrahim Safi, Melek Celal Sofu, Cemal Tollu, Salih Urallı, Sami Yetik, Turgut Zaim, Nazmi Ziya, İzzed Ziya

Exhibition Catalogue

Women Paintings Stories

Women Paintings Stories

Art history, one of the liveliest and most exciting branches of knowledge of our times, emphasizes the need to continually re-examine, re-evaluate and re-interpret its primary ingredient - art...

Serpent Head

Serpent Head

The Greek god Apollo and his son Asklepios presided over the realm of medicine and healing. Apollo was also the god of light and sun, whose solar symbolism and association with medicine would become linked to Christ the Physician, and the resurrected.

Midnight Horror Stories: The Landlord <br> Hakan Bıçakcı

Midnight Horror Stories: The Landlord
Hakan Bıçakcı

Three people sleeping side by side. On the uncomfortable seats of the stuffy airplane in the air. Three friends. I’m the friend in the window seat. The other two are a couple, Emre and Melisa. I’m alone, they are together. And another difference. I’ve only closed my eyes. They are asleep.

The Success of an Artist

The Success of an Artist

Pera Museum presents an exhibition of French artist Félix Ziem, one of the most original landscape painters of the 19th century. The exhibition Wanderer on the Sea of Light presents 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.