Beethoven at the Palace
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Painting and Sculpture Museum
Halife Abdulmecid (1868, Istanbul-1944, Paris)
Oil on canvas
Caliph Abdulmecid was interested in art in addition to administration. He opened many art exhibitions. He was chosen as honorary president of the Society of Ottoman Painters, which was founded in 1909, and he gave considerable financial support to the monthly journal published by the society. He took part in the Galatasaray Art Exhibitions with his paintings. For example, one of his paintings was accepted for an exhibition held at Galatasaray during the first years of the First World War. His works reveal him as a colourist and an accomplished portrait painter. Caliph Abdulmecid showed his paintings at the Viyana Exhibition, which was the first exhibition opened by Turkish painters in Europe in 1918.
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