A Turkish artist turns his back on despair
When war broke out in 1914, Turkish artist Feyhaman Duran was living in Paris and technically an illegal alien. Forced back to Istanbul, he found a city in crisis. Refugees arrived daily, soldiers marched off to war and people were losing hope. But Duran did not convey despair through his art. This exhibition in Istanbul shows his beautiful landscapes of the Princes Islands off the Istanbul coast; views of the Bosphorus; and domes of the Topkapi Palace. His house and studio in Istanbul is currently being restored. Feyhaman Duran: Between Two Worlds runs at the Sakip Sabanci Museum until July 30. For more information, visit www.sakipsabancimuzesi.org.