It’s a great time to be in Istanbul, with not one but two exhibitions featuring masterful paintings from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century, showcasing the best of the period.
Etel Adnan, the daughter of a Turkish officer and an Ottoman Greek mother, born in Lebanon with roots in Turkey, France and the US, has a colourful and thorough retrospective at Istanbul’s Pera Museum, called ‘Impossible Homecoming.’
"Blumenstilleben" or "Still life with Flowers," painted by Lovis Corinth, was stolen from Gustav and Emma Mayer during World War II.
The painting by British artist Sacha Jafri holds the Guinness World Record for the largest art canvas and proceeds from its sale are meant to benefit UNICEF, UNESCO, Global Gift Foundation and Dubai Cares.
A portrait of Mehmed II, known as Fatih Sultan Mehmet to Turks, surpasses previous estimates selling for over a million dollars. The oil painting has been purchased by Istanbul Municipality,
“Te Bourao II” was the only artwork from Paul Gauguin still in private hands and one of a series of nine paintings produced by the artist while working on a much larger project later titled “Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?”
From Togo to Palestine, Donald Trump's presidency is inspiring artists all over the world as they reflect their artistic expression about America's 45th president.
Portraits of world politicians and celebrities decorate the walls of Bulgarian village of Staro Zhelezare as Polish artists want to revive the economy in the sleepy village.
Artwork on huts in Makwatsha village caught the attention of the local French centre's director who invited the women to exhibit in France. Sales from the paintings and tourists are helping the women earn for the village.
Art has been used often to criticise South African president Jacob Zuma, but using the image of the nation's iconic Nelson Mandela has not gone down well.
Garip Ay has shot to fame with his watery adaption of Van Gogh's ‘The Starry Night.'
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