Category: Art

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Haute couture meets Turkish fine art in 2-day London exhibition

Next week, the Yunus Emre Institute in London will host a unique exhibition showcasing the work of three talented Turkish artists: one fashion designer and two painters. The brainchild of fashion consultant Zeynep Ober, Art Meets Fashion brings together Zeynep Kartal, whose glamorous gowns are favoured by UK celebrities, with the colourful, thought-provoking works of […]

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The art of Sultan Abdülaziz
 

Well-known for his love and patronage of the arts, particularly music, calligraphy and poetry, Sultan Abdülaziz (1830-1876) was less known for his own drawings and paintings. This London exhibition is a rare opportunity to see the Sultan’s artistry, from sketches through to paintings. While the subjects he depicts reflect the world around him, they also […]

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Art exhibition: Love for the Prophet

Catch it while you can! A new Islamic art exhibition opens on the South Bank for just five days next week. Celebrating the Prophet Muhammed’s 1445th birthday, the public can see Love for the Prophet at the Oxo Tower from Wednesday to Sunday. The exhibition is based on the work of Turkish calligraphic genius Hafız […]

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New exhibition ‘Living-Fading’ at Karavil Gallery in London

Two contemporary artists – Iranian Azadeh Ghotbi and Turkish Cypriot jewellery-maker and sculptress Aida Bergsen – have combined their artistry to showcase the inherent beauty and wonder of nature’s cycle of life. The exhibition titled Living – Fading represents the artists’ perceptions of aesthetic elements from nature. Each uses different methods and mediums to magnify […]

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London talk and new course on Ottoman calligraphy
 

This Friday, the Yunus Emre Institute is hosting an evening talk and demonstration on Ottoman calligraphy. And from April, the Institute will be re-running its popular introductory course to Hüsnühat – the highest form of Islamic art and writing. Those curious about the beautiful art of calligraphy can see two globally renowned experts in action […]

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Mustafa Hulusi’s Flyposting exhibition

Conceptual artist Mustafa Hulusi has long been fêted in art circles. On a par with his better known Turkish Cypriot peers Tracey Emin and Hussein Chalayan, his work certainly deserves much wider recognition. Born in London in 1971 and a graduate of Goldsmiths College and the Royal College of Art, Hulusi produces evocative paintings, videos, […]

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Learn the art of Islamic calligraphy at the Yunus Emre Institute this autumn

Calligraphy is the beautiful art of writing. This decorative art form combines visual aesthetics with the precision and functionality of hand-drawn letters created using pens or brushes. One of the most renowned forms is Islamic or hat (an Arabic word that means line) calligraphy, an artistic practice that is derived from the Arabic alphabet and […]