Wednesday, October 1, 2014

a hidden gallery

It was a lucky discovery, to find an exhibition of Orientalist Marius Bauer's etchings at a tiny city museum a stone's throw away from our hotel. The Sakıp Sabancı Mardin Kent Müzesi has a decent collection of objects and artefacts from Mardin's past, and a lovely art gallery in the basement. I had never heard of Marius Bauer, but loved his sketches and etches so much that I ended up buying the book of his work at the museum entrance. Just look at those lines!

I particularly enjoyed being able to recognise some of the places in his work, though over a century had passed since his hand set to the paper.

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