Flowers in a White Vase, Osman Hamdi Bey
Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Sakıp Sabancı Museum.
European-trained Turkish painter Osman Hamdi Bey — who was active in the late 19th and early 20th century — gives us a delicately realized still life in a classical, almost Baroque manner, but with the direct brushwork evident among the painterly European styles of the time.
Link: Flowers in a White Vase, Google Art Project
3 Replies to “Eye Candy for Today: Osman Bey still life”
An interesting question: https://www.quora.com/Is-Turkey-considered-to-be-more-in-Asia-or-in-Europe
Remember that Istanbul was once Constatinople and Byzantium.
Princess Fahrelnissa Zeid, great-aunt of King Hussein of Jordan and an artist was an abstract painter of the Paris School in the 1950’s and 60’s. Very interestingly noteworthy.
I found another painting by Osman H. Bey, particularly endearing as once I had a similar tortoise that wouldn’t eat, so I brought it to an animal shelter where it got stolen along with others of its mates. Plokkie was the largest. http://en.peramuzesi.org.tr/Artwork/The-Tortoise-Trainer/92/15
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