RENOIR: WOMEN OF THE MASTER OF LIGHT
31 March 2012
Speaker: LORA SARIASLAN
Portraits have a special place in the life of Pierre Auguste Renoir, one of the leading names of impressionism. Based on his painting of “Portrait of Madame Thurneyssen” in 1908, the reflections of the private life and travels of Renoir, who used women as a portrait subject expressed their personalities in his works, in his art will be examined.
Art historian and curator Lora Sarıaslan completed her Bachelor’s degree in Art History and International Relations in Knox College, United States of America and her master’s degree in Art History in University of Texas at Austin. She worked as Assistant Curator in Painting and Sculptures Section in Dallas Museum of Art between 2001 and 2005. She held the exhibitions of many artists such as Gustave Courbet, Salvador Dalí, Henri Matisse and Pierre Auguste Renoir. Mrs. Sarıaslan worked as curator in Istanbul Modern and worked on the exhibitions such as the Lost Paradise, Andreas Gursky, Hussein Chalayan: 1994-2010, Ode to Shadow, Venice-Istanbul: a Selection from 51st Venice Biennial between 2005 and 2011. Mrs. Sarıaslan, being European Museum Forum Representative of Turkey, attended many conferences and congresses at home and abroad and currently participates in international jury memberships.