Ottoman sultan’s paintings in Paris
ISTANBUL – Anadolu AgencyPaintings of Ottoman Sultan Abdulaziz will be showcased at an exhibition in Paris between April 26 and May 7, the International Culture and Arts Association (UKSD), the exhibition’s organizer, said in a statement April 20.
Sultan Abdulaziz, who lived between 1830 and 1876, was known for his passion for music, literature and arts. He was the first Ottoman sultan to officially visit Western Europe in the 19th century.
Titled “From Sketches to Paintings Sultan Abdulaziz Art Exhibition,” the exhibition was previously held in Istanbul in 2013 and in Vienna in March of this year.
The last leg of the exhibition will be open in London on May 18, UKSD said.
The 32nd Ottoman sultan’s exhibition consists of sketches that were given to Polish Stanislaw Chlebowski, a master artist at the palace during the period.
Oil paintings based on those sketches will also be displayed at the event.
Turkey’s Ambassador to Paris Hakkı Akil will also attend the opening of exhibition, which is supported by Turkey’s Prime Ministry Promotion Fund and the Yunus Emre Foundation.