Painting in Turkey

Painting in Turkey

Painting in the western sense started to develop in Turkey in the nineteenth century. Artists such as Namik Ismail, Ibrahim Calli, Avni Lifij, Feyheman Duran and Hikmet Onat, who had their art education in Europe in the 1910s, became impressionists. These artists, who are known as the 1914 Generation , influenced the development of painting [...]

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Theatre

Theatre

As elsewhere in the world, two elements have been influential in introducing the theater into the life of the Turks: rituals and religious ceremonies from pre-historic times and tales, legends and various other events from everyday life. The first theater was a product of these events as they were staged on various occasions. In Turkey, [...]

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Photography

Photography

Photography Photography, which has a history dating back to the 1850s, experienced a rapid development during the early decades of the Republic Period. New techniques developed in the West were imported and the press started using photographs extensively. Turkish photographers of the period started to take pictures of the daily life of people, towns and [...]

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The Silk Prayer Carpet in Mevlana Museum

The Silk Prayer Carpet in Mevlana Museum

Mevlana silk prayer carpet Among the masterpieces in Konya Mevlana Museum is a silk prayer carpet which has to be seen, to be appreciated. Many visitors to the museum have heard of its fame before they come; or they say to each other: “Have you seen the carpet with 144 knots to each square centimetre? [...]

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TURKISH CLASSICAL MUSIC HISTORY

TURKISH CLASSICAL MUSIC HISTORY

Turkish music has passed through many stages along its journey from the depths of history to the present day. Of these stages, the one about which we have the most information is period of the Ottoman Empire. Within this Empire, a musical culture developed among the urban ruling class, who lived separately from the common [...]

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Ottoman Miniatures-2

Ottoman Miniatures-2

The beauty of the Turkish miniatures spring from the contours and the sense of colour. The paper straightened by a heavy press was covered by red lead. The finish consisted of egg-white, starch, lead carbonate, gum tragacanth, salt of ammonia. The finished paper had a luminous appearance and it was creamy in colour. After the [...]

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