The exhibition ‘Evocations, Passages, Atmospheres. Paintings from the Sakιp Sabancι Museum, Istanbul’ presents a selection of thirty-eight paintings from the Turkish museum’s collection, produced by Turkish, Armenian, and other artists from all around Europe then settled in Istanbul, and who opted for the city as their subject matter. The exhibition ends with a small group of works painted in Paris, by Turkish artists, and also by Portuguese artists belonging to the CAMJAP collection.
The catalogue includes the essays ‘Turkish painting (1850-1950). An overview’, by Ferit Edgü a Sakιp Sabancι Museum consultant, and ‘Portuguese painting between the 19th and 20th centuries: naturalist traditions and a taste for experiment’ by the Portuguese scholar Raquel Henriques da Silva. Besides the full reproduction of all paintings in the exhibition the catalogue also includes the biographies of the artists represented, which include names like Prince Abdülmecid Effendi, Hüsseyin Zekai Pasha, Fausto Zonaro, Hoca Ali Riza or Halil Pasha, and João Cristino da Silva, Sousa Lopes and Francis Smith, among others.
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