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Women, Paintings, Stories

CONTENTS

7 A Fresh Look at the Modernization Era in Turkish Painting
Suna & İnan Kıraç

8-85 The Existence of the Other: Every Painting Tells a Story / Transformation of the Image of Women in Modern Turkey
Zeynep Yasa Yaman

86-195 Catalogue

197 Bibliography

Art history, one of the liveliest and most exciting branches of knowledge of our times, emphasizes the need to continually re-examine, re-evaluate and re-interpret its primary ingredient - art works of the past. From fresh perspectives in the light of current information, thought and theory about these works, to the discourse of knowledge that surrounds a work of art and is continually adapted.

Women, Paintings, Stories / transformation of the image of 'women' in Turkish painting within the modernization era, is the product of just such an inclination and re-interpretation. In this exhibition and catalogue of more than fifty works chosen from a variety of public institutions and private collections spanning the era from the Meşrutiyet / Second Constitution through the Republic, a voyage through the years was embarked upon, during which, the Turkish art of painting underwent a movement towards contemporaneity, within the framework of an exceptional and extremely meaningful theme, a reinterpretation of the transformation of the image of 'women'.

Date of Publication: 2006
Number of pages: 203
ISBN: 975-9123-11-8