“Cornerstones of Turkish Painting” exhibition stands as one of the first and best examples of the desire to share with art lovers exclusive pieces owned by collectors. For the first time, art lovers will get a chance to see collective works by artists who are no longer with us, and compare works of art from different time periods. The exhibition is a representation of all movements in Turkish painting: academic painting, Osman Hamdi Bey and his era, Romanticism, İbrahim Çallı/1914 Generation, the Impressionists, Müstakiller (The Independents), the Constructivists, and the Yeniler Grubu" (The Newcomers Group).
Also at the exhibition will be works by the folk artists, expressionists, and post-modernists. With classic, modern and post-modern works of art, art lovers can enjoy landscapes, portraits and self-portraits at the exhibition.
The exhibition will feature works by 130 leading artists who shaped Turkish painting. Works by artists such as Şeker Ahmed Pasha, Osman Hamdi, Hoca Ali Rıza, Caliph Abdulmejid II, Hikmet Onat, Feyhaman Duran, Naci Kalmukoğlu, and Burhan Doğançay, who led the way in Turkish painting will be exhibited collectively for the first time. Fahri Özdemir and İlkay S. Deniz will be directing and curating the exhibition. The exhibition is open to the public free of charge between March 24 and May 28, 2017.
Şeker Ahmet Paşa, Osman Hamdi, Süleyman Seyyid, Fahri Kaptan, Halil Paşa, Hasan Rıza, Hoca Ali Rıza, Hüseyin Rıfat Çeteci, Bahriyeli İsmail Hakkı, Halife II. Abdülmecid, Osman Asaf, Ömer Adil, Üsküdarlı Cevat, Ahmet Bedri, Mehmet Muazzez Özduygu, Kadri Aytolon, Diyarbakırlı Tahsin, Hüsnü Tengüz, Şevket Dağ, Mehmet Ali Laga, Sami Yetik, Ali Sami Boyar, Mehmet Ruhi Arel, Nazmi Ziya Güran, Hikmet Onat İbrahim Çallı, Ali Rıza Beyazıt, Fuat Soyhan, Refet Başokçu, Feyhaman Duran, Mihri Müşfik, Şerif Renkgörür, Hüseyin Avni Lifij, Müfide Kadri, Namık İsmail, Hayri Çizel, Vecihi Bereketoğlu, Melek Celal Sofu, Naci Kalmukoğlu, Cevat Erkul, Eşref Üren, Pertev Boyar, Elif Naci, İbrahim Safi, İhsan Cemal Karaburçak, Cemal Tollu, Şeref Akdik, Münif Fehim, Cevat Dereli, Hamit Görele, Saim Özeren, Zeki Kocamemi, Abidin Elderoğlu, Fahrelnisa Zeid, Fahrettin Arkunlar, Kemal Zeren, Malik Aksel, Selahattin Teoman, Refik Epikman, Ali Karsan, Fikret Mualla, Şefik Bursalı, Ahmet Uzelli, Ali Avni Çelebi, Edip Hakkı Köseoğlu, Mahmut Cûda, Ayetullah Sümer, Hale Asaf, Zeki Faik İzer, Arif Kaptan, Halil Dikmen, Nurullah Berk, Turgut Zaim, Ziya Keseroğlu, Zühtü Müridoğlu, Eren Eyüboğlu, Sabri Berkel, Bedia Güleryüz, İlhami Demirci, Salih Nuri Urallı, Ercüment Kalmuk, Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu, Cemal Bingöl, Abidin Dino, Hulusi Mercan, Ferruh Başağa, Cihat Burak, Nuri İyem, Selim Turan, Adnan Varınca, Şükriye Dikmen, Turgut Atalay, Avni Arbaş, Hasan Kavruk, Leyla Gamsız, Mustafa Esirkuş, Kayıhan Keskinok, Mehmet Pesen, Nejad Melih Devrim, Neşet Günal, Mübin Orhan, Nedim Günsür, Adnan Turani, Osman Zeki Oral, Şeref Bigalı, Cemil Eren, Fikret Otyam, Nevzat Akoral, Nuri Abaç, Orhan Peker, Hüseyin Yüce, Burhan Doğançay, Nihat Tandoğan, Ömer Uluç Yaşar Yeniceli, Erol Akyavaş, Necdet Kalay, Duran Karaca, Fethi Arda, Burhan Uygur, Asım İşler, Cuma Ocaklı, Söbütay Özer, Zekai Ormancı.