A Centennial Tale

The Rezan Has Museum is going to tell visitors ‘The Centennial Tale of Turkish Painting’ over the next six months.

‘The Centennial Tale of Turkish Painting’ was actually told at Rezan Has Museum two years ago. It was a story made up of 300 works from the collection of Halil İbrahim İper. A story that left a taste of painters from Osman Hamdi Bey and Şeker Ahmet Paşa to İbrahim Çallı and Fikret Mualla on the palate. And now, in a sequel, the museum is bringing art lovers ‘The Centennial Tale of Turkish Painting II”. The source this time is the eagerly awaited, not previously exhibited, Ahu-Can Has Collection.
Spread over the museum’s two halls, the exhibition includes a broad spectrum of painters from Orientalists like Fausto Zonaro and Fabius Brest to pioneers of Turkish painting such as Osman Hamdi Bey, Şeker Ahmet Paşa and Mahmut Cûda, as well as important works of Modern Turkish Painting by Adnan Çoker, Erol Akyavaş and Burhan Doğançay.
This exhibition of 100 carefully selected works constitutes a first-hand source for anyone who is curious about the influence on Turkish painting of Western movements in art up to our day. From November 19 through April 30. Don’t miss it!

Orientalist painters like Leonardo de Mango appear alongside modern Turkish painters like Burhan Doğançay (Top), Şükriye Dikmen (Above) and Erol Akyavaş (Left) in the exhibition.