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Saturday, 13 July 2013

Haute Art in Sakip Sabanci Museum

I sit at the back seat of yellow taxi and ask the driver to follow the road to Emirgan. Without rush I put my headsets on and Sting's "La belle Dame Sans Regret" already plays in my ears. Relaxed in my place and enjoying this melody I start thinking of all good things in this world and daydreaming. Luckily, my limited imagination only needs to occupy me for the next 20 minutes until we arrive. Taxi driver is quite serene and quiet for my surprise. And so on our way we pass the bridge (which definitely is my favourite part) moving through Umraniye, and some other boroughs making our way to Sakip Sabanci Museum.

When we arrive it is 1:45 pm and Sun is so eager to increase my tan that I do not even resist it. Spending a few minutes in the garden of the museum which previously (before 1998) was the house of famous Sabanci Family I head inside the building. In 2002 this beautiful house was changed in order to be the host of numerous exhibitions for art lovers.

Sakip Sabanci Museum is one of my favourite museums and places in Istanbul. Not only for the fact that it is the possession for the whole nation from the prominent Turkish business tycoon and philanthropist-Sakip Sabanci himself, but also because of the location of this museum and most importantly because of the fact that this museum hosts exhibitions of such great artists like Monet, Rembrandt and others. 

Today, I was lucky enough to see "Fan from Past to Present" exhibition which is going to be at the museum until late August. The exhibition presents to art lovers the private collection of Nurcan Artam, Artam Antik INC. CEO., of around 120 rare fans dating back to between 1720 and 1900 as well as oil paintings that reflect the importance of fans as one of the most interesting accessories in the history of clothing.

And so when leaving the museum I put my headsets on back and walk by the seaside with "Let's fall in Love" by Ella Fitzgerald and look for a taxi to head to...You will read in the next post..

Till we meet again..

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