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...

Reality Bites!

Reality Bites!

Works by a large number of students from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo deal with current and often painful themes from the socio-political, economic and cultural reality, raising awareness, appealing, warning, opening issues and offering new interpretations.

The Horse Figure in Mersad Berber’s Works

The Horse Figure in Mersad Berber’s Works

Mersad Berber (1940-2012), is one of the greatest and the most significant representatives of Bosnian-Herzegovinian and Yugoslav art in the second half of the 20th century. His vast body of expressive and unique works triggered the local art scene’s recognition into Europe as well as the international stage.

Medicinal Herbs in Byzantium

Medicinal Herbs in Byzantium

Knowledge of plants and the practice of healing are closely entwined. The toxic or hallucinogenic nature of some roots, and the dangers associated with picking them, conferred a mythical or magical character and power.