The View of the Tortoise Trainer

School Groups
Middle School

What do you see when you look outside your window? Have you ever tried to go to the furthest point you can see from your window and look back at your house or your room? In this workshop we study Osman Hamdi Bey’s Tortoise Trainer and try to imagine the surrounding environment of the painting.  After a guided online tour of the exhibition “Intersecting Worlds: Ambassadors and Painters” and the Osman Hamdi Bey section from the Suna ve İnan Kıraç Foundation Orientalist Painting Collection, we imagine what could be outside of the window depicted in the painting and paint it. 

Materials
Drawing paper
Colored pencils or oil pastels 

Weekday Online Learning Program
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday  

10:00-10:30
10:45-11:15
11:30-12:00  

Online guided tour and workshop participation fee per person for private schools: 6 TL
Online guided tours and workshops are free of charge for public schools.  

Reservation is required for groups, which should include no less than 10 and no more than 60 participants. After confirmation of the reservation, the workshop link will be sent exclusively to the e-mail address submitted during registration.

Related Exhibition: Intersecting Worlds: Ambassadors and Painters, Osman Hamdi Bey

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Journey to the East

Journey to the East

Pera Museum presents an exhibition of French artist Félix Ziem, one of the most original landscape painters of the 19th century. This week we are sharing Ziem’s work inspired by Istanbul and “the East”! 

Félix Ziem (1821-1911) A nomadic, unclassifiable, and eccentric artist

Félix Ziem (1821-1911) A nomadic, unclassifiable, and eccentric artist

French artist Félix Ziem is one of the most original landscape painters of the 19thcentury. 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. 

Five Unmissable Istanbul Paintings of Félix Ziem

Five Unmissable Istanbul Paintings of Félix Ziem

Félix Ziem is accepted as one of the well-known artists of the romantic landscape painting, and has been followed closely by art lovers and collectors of all periods since. He had a profound influence on generations of artists after him, and was the first artist whose works were acquired by the Louvre while he was still alive.