Italian orientalist painter Fausto Zonaro, who lived between 1854 and 1929, opened his own art school in Venice after studying the Academy of Fine Arts in Verona with his interest in painting from his childhood and with the encouragement of his family.
After opening his first exhibition in Italy, he went to Paris and established a workshop. He joined the 1889 Paris Salon. The artist, who led a bohemian life, was able to sell few works despite his success and reputation. He returned to Italy to give painting lessons. The turning point in Zonaro's career was in 1891 at the request of Elisa Pante, after she met Elisa Pante, who was a student in Venice in 1891, and partly from the orientalist travel book Constantinopoli by Edmondo de Amicis (Italian novelist and journalist). Inspired by Pante, he came to Istanbul, the capital of the Ottoman Empire. Istanbul became the place where his talent was opened, developed and his art was adopted.
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While living in the Islamic country of Istanbul, Zonaro was greatly influenced by Islamic culture, and what he learned about religion is reflected in some of his works. In time, he gained patronage in aristocratic circles in Istanbul. Münir Pasha, who invited him to visit Yıldız Palace and meet the respected local artist Osman Hamdi Bey, was assigned to teach painting to his wife, and thanks to this, Zonaro and E. Pante got to know the important artistic figures of Istanbul of that period. The Sultan of the Period II. Abdulhamit offered him a job as a palace painter, and Zonaro was allocated a two-story house in Istanbul. After Zonaro started to stay in this house in Beşiktaş Akaret, he also started to use his house as a workshop.
After the March 31 Uprising against Zonaro, World War II With the overthrow of Abdülhamid, he was informed that his title of palace painter was revoked in October 1909. In 1910, he had to leave Istanbul with his family.
After leaving Istanbul, the artist settled in Sanremo, Italy, and continued to paint depicting Istanbul. Zonaro, who is now a famous person in his country, was among the visitors to the exhibition he opened in Rome in 1911, King of Italy III. There was also Vittorio Emanuele and his queen consort. The exhibition opened by the artist at the Sanremo Casino in 1912 was followed by exhibitions held in Nice, Montecarlo, Rapallo, Genoa, Milan, Como and Monza.
He made his memoirs ready to be published in 1924, but the book was not published and remained in the family archive for years. The aforementioned book was published in Turkey in 2008 under the title of “Twenty Years in the Reign of Abdulhamid/The Memoirs and Works of Fausto Zonaro”.
Zonaro was rediscovered after a long period of oblivion, after researcher Rodolfo Falchi published his book Le Tre Stagioni Pittoriche di Fausto Zonaro (The Three Pictorial Seasons of Fausto Zonaro) in 1993. Drawing portraits, landscapes and historical paintings, Zonaron is claimed to be "one of the major contributors to the development of western-style art in Turkey". He was a prolific artist who created hundreds of works, most of them belonging to the Ottoman Empire. An exhibition of his works in Florence in 1977. received widespread acclaim in the art world.
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Zonaro, who died at the age of 75, is back; British Ambassador's Daughter in a Litter (1896), Assault (1897), He left many works such as Göksu Pleasure (early 20th century), Ertuğrul Cavalry Regiment (1901), Fatih Sultan Mehmet, on his way to conquer Istanbul with his army (1903), 10 Muharram (1909) and many more.
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