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AKIPRESS.COM - The Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum has opened its painting collection as part of a new exhibition, Turkish Painting from the Ottoman Reformation to the Republic, Hurriyet Daily News reports.
The collection, including the works of significant Turkish artists, such as Osman Hamdi Bey, Halil Paşa, Abdülmecid Efendi and İzzet Ziya, Fikret Muallâ, are being exhibited in a gallery designed particularly for the exhibition.
The event provides visitors a chance to comprehend the history of Turkish painting. It also reveals the social and economic transition of Turkey through the art of painting that the country discovered belatedly but embraced rapidly.
Many remarkable works are on show, which contains nearly 100 paintings.
“The paintings form a solid basis that helps to comprehend the sense of art and different points of views in Turkish painting with different perspectives and inclinations of modernism. With the new arrangement, as always, we are going to continue our education programs and workshops for students and young people, along with workshops for adults,” Sabancı's Director Nazan Ölçer said.