Published twice a year, Cornucopia is the magazine for connoisseurs of Turkey – gorgeous enough for the coffee table, serious enough to be found in academic libraries. This truly remarkable publication – beautiful, uncompromising and independent – is an ever-growing compendium of all things Turkish: history, culture, art, food, travel…
The arbiter of taste Tyler Brûlé has described Cornucopia in the Financial Times as ‘a cross between The World of Interiors and National Geographic, with a gentle Turkic twist’.
The New York Review of Magazines writes: ‘It’s a truism that the measure of a travel magazine’s success is whether it makes you yearn to visit the destinations it depicts. Cornucopia goes one better. It is a vacation in itself.’ And Oryx, Qatar Airways’ flight magazine describes Cornucopia as ‘the much coveted magazine for the modern Turkish aesthete’.
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In What’s On we navigate Istanbul’s phenomenal arts scene as well as Turkey-related happenings worldwide.
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2016 came in with a bang! Over on the blog, Malika Browne delightfully describes the tossing of the crucifix into the Golden Horn on the day of Theophania (January 6), or Epiphany as it’s known in the West.
With the new year comes new exhibitions. The Pera Museum has two intriguing exhibitions currently on view until February 7: This is Not a Love Song and Bare, Naked, Nude. The latter is particularly enlightening about the genre of nude painting in Turkish art, as we detail on the blog. The Three Cities, One Coffee exhibition at Milli Reasürans Art Gallery, meanwhile, focuses on the story of this beautiful brew in Cairo, Istanbul and Vienna.
In other news, the immensely talented pianist AyşeDeniz Gökçin has completed a new project adapting the music of Nirvana for the classical piano – a must listen for classical and rock enthusiasts alike.
The 18th-century Swiss portrait artist Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702–1789) is widely regarded as the first Orientalist. The four years he spent in Turkey from 1738, drawing and painting Western merchants and diplomats as well as Ottoman citizens, made him the first serious European artist to find his subject matter in the East.
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