An exhibition devoted to Sandor Petöfi, usually hailed as Hungary’s nationwide poet and a central determine within the nation’s literary and cultural historical past, has opened in Istanbul’s Istanbul Liszt Institute Hungarian Cultural Middle.
Consisting of work by artist Haydar Özay, impressed by the poet’s life and poems, “Petöfi for the First Time in Istanbul” nods to the lifetime of the literary luminary whose affect prolonged far past his transient 26 years of life. He’s finest identified for his contributions to Hungarian Romantic poetry, which marked a departure from the standard classical fashion of the period. Petöfi’s verses are characterised by their emotional depth, vivid imagery and a deep connection to the Hungarian panorama and its historical past.
For this, the Liszt Institute will rejoice the 2 hundredth birthday of Sandor Petöfi in 2023 with a sequence of occasions.
“Freedom and love, my creed!; These are the 2 I want; For love, I will freely sacrifice; My earthly spell; For freedom, I’ll sacrifice; My love as nicely,” echoed the verses of his poem, which most Hungarians know by coronary heart.
Painter Haydar Özay articulated the essence of his exhibition: “For 3 many years, I’ve cherished the extraordinary poems and epic lifetime of Petçfi, a reminiscence that has remained indelible since my first encounter together with his work. His literary prowess and historic significance have been an everlasting wellspring of inspiration for my artwork. This exhibition marks my work’ harmonious convergence of literature and historical past, commencing its journey with humble origins.”
Famend for his creative tributes to outstanding Turkish luminaries corresponding to Aşık Veysel and Nazım Hikmet, Haydar Özay rightfully earns the title of a painter dedicated to the realms of literature, poetry and theater. With an unwavering ardour, he repeatedly pens new chapters throughout the canvas of his artistry.
The exhibition will be visited till Nov. 15.