Fan From Past to Present

‘Fan From Past to Present’ exhibition opened to visit at the S.U. Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM) on May 30th. 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. In addition, opera binoculars as graceful examples of gold, porcelain and enamel workmanship also find their place at the exhibition, reflecting the opera culture of the era. The exhibition that highlights the importance of fans throughout history in fashion, ceremonies and even during wars will be open to visit until August 25th.

Couple in the woods,1720

Alexandre the Great and his wife Roxanne, 1765 Nurcan Artam Collection

Love and music,1775 Nurcan Artam Collection

Vernis Martin fan signed by Watteau, French, c.1860 Nurcan Artam Collection

Jean-Antoine-Jules Lecomte Du Nouy(1842-1920) Portrait of Caroline du Nouy,1881 Oil on canvas Nurcan Artam Collection

Family, French, 1770-1780 Nurcam Artam Collection

Paper fan with diamonds, Ottoman,19th century Two side gilded with Rococo style vegetal motifs, middle medallions and handled decorated with enamel and diamonds on gold Topkapı Palace Museum, Inv.2/3577

Paper fan with diamonds, Ottoman,19th century Two side gilded with Rococo style vegetal motifs, middle medallions and handled decorated with enamel and diamonds on gold Topkapı Palace Museum, Inv.2/3577

Pasha and his concubines, 18th-19th century Nurcan Artam Collection