"Shards of Light in His Hands - Turkish Painting Goes to Paris," the new exhibition by Antalya Culture and Arts, opened to visitors on Oct. 14.
The exhibition brings together eight leading artists of Turkish painting.
The exhibition displays a total of 54 paintings by Fikret Mualla, Abidin Dino, Avni Arbaş, Nejad Melih Devrim, Mübin Orhon,Selim Turan, Albert Bitran, and Hakkı Anlı - all of whom lived in Paris between 1945 and 1960 in order to be part of the international art scene.
After Paris once again became the art and culture center of Europe in the wake of World War II, many renowned artists and writers moved there, and the multinational liberal and intellectual milieu they created provided fertile ground for new movements. Inspired by this, a group of Turkish artists went to Paris to breathe in this liberating air and form new friendships. Mixing their Eastern background with Western techniques, they produced unique artworks and held exhibitions. "Shards of Light in His Hands - Turkish Painting Goes to Paris" presents the artistic output of eight of these painters and brings the most important figurative and abstract artists of Turkish painting to Antalya.
Curated by Haldun Dostoğlu under the coordination of Pera Museum, the works in this exhibition were brought together from eight separate private collections and will be shown in Antalya for the first time.
The exhibition will remain open until March 4, 2018, and can be visited every day, except Monday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.