Islamic artifacts day in Ankara for diplomats
The Ankara Art Gallery and Auction House is now preparing to host ambassadors and diplomatic missions, after welcoming art lovers on Jan. 16 with an opening exhibition titled “On the Track of Our Civilization.”
Due to great interest, the gallery has extended the exhibition for one month.
The exhibition is composed of mixed Islamic artworks, some of which have been exhibited for the first time in Turkish art history.
It has drawn great attention from art lovers in the Turkish capital Ankara, with Ottoman sultans’ edicts, old and new calligraphy works, modern and classical hilyas, selected examples of shrines, handwritten Qurans, miniature art, tile, naht, kat’I, marble and rosaries.
An exhibition by this concept has been organized for the first time in Ankara.
Among the artworks on display, there is a gigantic work that measures 4.10 x 2.35 centimeters and written with gubari style calligraphy by calligrapher Levent Karaduman. It is the first and only example of calligraphy in Turkish art and contains the whole Quran.
During a special long-day activity to be held on March 20, the gallery will host ambassadors and mission representatives. Illuminator Serpil Demirağ, calligrapher Bekir Er and marble artist Necdet Akbaşlı will make presentations to the guests.