Sabancı brings students from Osmaniye to Monet

09.11.2012
  • SABANCI BRINGS STUDENTS FROM OSMANIYE TO MONET
  • THE STUDENTS WERE GREETED BY SABANCI HOLDING CHAIRWOMAN OF THE BOARD GÜLER SABANCI
  • GÜLER SABANCI: “STUDENTS SHOWED A LOT OF EFFORT TO SEE THE MONET'S GARDEN EXHIBITION. WE GAVE THEM A HAND”

Students of Osmaniye Abdurrahman Keskiner Fine Arts and Sports High School's Painting department visited the “Monet’s Garden” exhibition at the Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum and decided to start their own exhibition to fund their trip to Istanbul. Sabancı Holding decided to help them out. Sabancı Holding supported the students and gave them a guided tour of the exhibition.

Sabancı Holding Chairwoman of the Board Güler Sabancı greeted the students at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum and said: “These young students put in a lot of effort to come and see the Monet's Garden exhibition. We gave them a hand. Development does not only happen economically. It also has a big social component that must be supported. Younger people must be given chances. Half of these students are visiting Istanbul for the first time. Today they will see Monet's Garden exhibition at our museum, which is celebrating it's 10th year. Furthermore, they will be able to see and examine the renewed calligraphy collection and the collection of Turkish painting. We are delighted to host them at our museum“.

-ABOUT THE MONET'S GARDEN EXHIBITION-

The wonderful paintings of the famous French painter Claude Monet are on display at the Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum since October 9 with the cooperation of Marmottan Monet Museum and main sponsorship of Sabancı Holding.

The exhibition hosts paintings with nature and flower themes and focuses on the masterpiece of Monet “Giverny Garden”, which has been the main focus of the artist's, who said “perhaps I owe my painting career to flowers”, artistic work in the last 30 years of his life.

The exhibition consists of the godfather of impressionism's output in his mature period, such as paintings of the artist's house in the Giverny Garden, later period garden landscapes, waterlillies and the famous Japanese bridge painting. The exhibition also houses autographed portraits of Monet and his wife Camille by Auguste Renoir as well as their personal belongings and photographs. The exhibition introduces Monet with his innovative, challenging approaches expanding until the first quarter of the 20th century that had a great influence on the young artists of the 40s and the 50s. There will be conferences, workshops for children, free guided tours and film screenings during the exhibition which reflects the artist's passion for gardens and his family life.

The exhibition will remain open until January 6, 2013.