The exhibition highlighting the "Orientalist" trend in Polish painting, drawing and graphic arts will be on view between 24 October - 18 January 2015, at Pera Museum, in Istanbul.
The works in the exhibition will be covering a wide period from the 17th to the early 19th century. The selection will present the works of Polish artists of the time, such as Sarmatic portraits and drawings of Jan Christian Kamsetzer from his travels to Turkey, as well as oriental scenes by artists like Żmurko and Brandt. The pieces represent topics related to the Ottoman world and, to a lesser extent, to the Near Eastern and North African regions.
A special seciton will be dedicated to Stanisław Chlebowski, the court artist of Sultan Abdülaziz. Another interesting aspect of the exhibition will be works by other artists that had visited Turkey including, Jan Matejko, Wacław Pawliszak, Jan Ciągliński and Jacek Malczewski.
Selected from the collections of Polish museums including, the National Museum in Warsaw, Kraków, Poznań and Wrocław, University Library in Warsaw and Łazienki Palace Museum, the exhibition will bring together approximately 190 works. The exhibition will open on the 24th of October 2014, at the Pera Museum of Suna and Inan Kirac Foundation in Istanbul.
Chlebowski's famous battle scenes were exhibited earlier at the Sabanci Museum's opening exhibition for the 600th aniversary project.
The event is organized as part of the 2014 cultural programme, celebrating the 600th anniversary of Polish-Turkish diplomatic relations. To view our calendar of events, visit http://turkiye.culture.pl/en/events
To view more information about the event, visit www.peramuzesi.org.tr
Updated by E.M. 21/08/2014