Turkish artwork at Albertina Museum
ISTANBULAn engraving by Turkish artist Mediha Didem Türemen has been chosen for the permanent collection of the Albertina Museum in Vienna.
Influenced by Dürer’s “A Wing of a European Roller” (1512), “A Hommage to Albrecht Dürer” is the first woodcut print that Türemen has ever worked on.
The engraving is displayed next to the museum’s master artworks by Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso, Andy Warhol, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Paul Cézanne and others.
In 2013, the artist received a prize for an etching in the Florence Biennial that was also inspired by Dürer’s same work.
The Albertina Museum is home to the world’s most important and comprehensive graphic art. From Turkey, the collection also includes a work by Burhan Doğançay and Sarkis.