Tukish audience meet masters of Renaissance
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Turkish audiences will have the chance to see full-scale replicas of famous works in the exhibiton at Istanbul’s Tophane-i Amire Culture Center until July 31. DAILY NEWS photo, Emrah GÜRELAn exhibition called “The Great Masters,” sponsored by Vestel and organized by Arter Design and Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts with contributions from Koleksiyon, opened its doors to art lovers June 1 at Tophane-i Amire Culture Center.
Designed by the Swedish exhibition design company “Excellent Exhibition AB” and carried out by world-renowned Italian curators Alessandro Vezzosi and Francesco Buranelli, “The Great Masters” exhibition will be displayed in Turkey for the first time.
Speaking at the opening conference, Buranelli said the show was only a preview of the cultural wealth that could be found in Italy and served as an invitation for Turkish people to visit their country to see the originals of the famous works brought as full-scale replicas or models to Istanbul.
“The Great Masters” exhibition is an advanced version of the “And There Was Light” exhibition, which opened in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2010. The exhibition received 130 thousand visitors and spoke to people of all age groups and genders, addressing different tastes in art with multiple highly interesting sections.
As the first interactive art exhibition in Turkey, “The Great Masters” exhibition allows visitors to see the measurements and restoration works of paintings from Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, better known as Raphael, remnants of ancient Rome, experience the mechanical features of Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions.
The exhibition recounts art in Italy in the 16th century and the Renaissance, an era known as the century of inventions, based on the three famous Italian masters. The most important innovations of this era are thought to be perspective, anatomy, and the mirror.
Visitors can learn more about each of these innovations through different experiences within the exhibition. The three great masters explored in the exhibit were both artists and scientists in an era when science and art were intertwined with each other and left numerous works to humanity.
The exhibition will be held from June 1 to July 31 at the Grand Hall of Istanbul’s Tophane-i Amire. The exhibition was brought to Turkey by Arter Design, which previously brought the exhibit “Climate Change: Threat to Life and the Future of New Energy Exhibition” to Istanbul.