A Princess and a painter.

A Princess, a painter and the first woman to study fine art in Turkey.  Today Google celebrates Fahrelnissa Zeid but I was lucky enough to visit her recent exhibtion at the Tate.

A Princess and a painter.

Today’s Google Doodle (7 January 2019) celebrates the 118th birthday of the Turkish artist Fahrelnissa Zeid. The image on the Google homepage is very typical of her colourful style but isn't acually one of her images.

Not only a painter but also princess. 

She was born into a wealthy family in 1901 and became one of the first women to study fine arts in Istanbul. She later married into the Jordanian royal family, and went on to study art in Paris and have exhibitions in London.

Her amazing abstract canvasses were the focus of a major exhibition I visited at Tate Modern 2017.


Header Image Credit: Google

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Evie Wildish

Evie Wildish

I've completed my Bronze Award and am now working towards my Silver Award. I enjoy art, writing, fashion and would like to become a designer in the future.

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  • Bee Snellen

    On 8 January 2019, 12:37 Bee Snellen Voice Team commented:

    Hi Evie, just to let you know, I've removed the attached pdf of your image and instead added it as an image to your post.

    I did a bit of research yesterday when it was the Google Doodle, and I have to say, she has a very unique style! I imagine seeing the large paintings up close could disorienting.
    What did you think of the exhibition? Did it show how she developed this style? Was she inspired by certain things?

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