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16th-century painting declared ‘bawdy’ by Turkish university

16th-century painting declared ‘bawdy’ by Turkish university

Students at Istanbul University’s Art History Department have elicited administrative disapproval after a 16th century Italian work they selected for an event poster was deemed “bawdy” by authorities.

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Greek artist’s Istanbul paintings at Sismanoglio Megaro

Greek artist’s Istanbul paintings at Sismanoglio Megaro

Greek artist Konstantinos Kerestetzis presents his Istanbul paintings at a new exhibition at the city’s Sismanoglio Megaro building of the General Consulate of Greece

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Exploring Byzantine era medical methods

Exploring Byzantine era medical methods

An exhibition at Istanbul’s Pera Museum examines faith, magic and rational medicine as methods of healing in Byzantium. A symposium will also be held as part of the exhibition

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Museum houses taking off in Istanbul

Museum houses taking off in Istanbul

Istanbul is rich in terms of museums, but only now are the families of deceased artists beginning to open museum houses to create a bridge between the public and their literary and artistic heroes

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Selfie sticks banned in museums

Selfie sticks banned in museums

London’s National Gallery has banned selfie sticks, it said on March 11, following the lead of museums around the world alarmed by the possible hazards to visitors and artworks

Comment(s)3/11/2015

Police seize 'Van Gogh' painting in northern Turkey

Police seize 'Van Gogh' painting in northern Turkey

An oil painting titled 'Orphan Man, Standing,' has been seized by Turkish police in Tokat, as the preliminary report says it could be made by Van Gogh in 1882

Comment(s)3/7/2015

Contemporary art fair comes to Ankara

Contemporary art fair comes to Ankara

The 1st Art Ankara Contemporary Art Fair kicks off today in the capital. The fair will host national and international artists and exhibitions until March 15.

Comment(s)3/11/2015

Austria will not return Klimt to former Jewish owner's heirs

Austria will not return Klimt to former Jewish owner's heirs

One of Gustav Klimt's most famous paintings will not be returned to the heirs of its Jewish former owner in a case that has tested Austria's laws on restitution of looted art

Comment(s)3/6/2015

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