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Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts

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Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts (Turkish: Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi) is a Turkish state university dedicated to the higher education of fine arts. It is located in the Fındıklı neighborhood of İstanbul, Turkey. It was founded on January 1, 1882 as the “School of Fine Arts” (“Mekteb-i Sanayi-i Nefise-i Şâhâne” or simply “Sanayi-i Nefise Mektebi”) by the renowned Turkish painter Osman Hamdi Bey, who was also an art historian, archeologist and museum curator. The institution, being the first of its kind in Turkey, took up education in fine arts and architecture on March 2, 1883 with 8 instructors and 20 students.

In 1914, the school became co-educational. The school was converted in 1928 to an academy, the first academy in Turkey, and its name was changed to “Academy of Fine Arts” (Güzel Sanatlar Akademisi). In 1969, it was renamed to “Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts” (İstanbul Devlet Güzel Sanatlar Akademisi). On July 20, 1982, its status was changed, and the academy became a university named “Mimar Sinan University” (Mimar Sinan Üniversitesi) after the great Ottoman architect Sinan. Finally, in December 2003, the administration of the university changed its name to “Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts”.

Academic units

Faculty of natural sciences and literature (archeology, paedagogy, physics, statistics, mathematics, history of art, sociology, history, Turkish philology and literature)

Faculty of fine arts (photography, traditional Turkish handicrafts, graphic design, sculpture, painting, stage design and stage clothes, ceramics art and glass art, cinema and TV, textile design and fashion design, bookbinding, tilework restoration, calligraphy, rug and old textile design)

Faculty of architecture (industrial design, interior decoration, architecture, urban planning and regional planning)

State conservatory (music, musicology, performing arts)

Vocational school (textile design, building restoration)

Institute of natural sciences

Institute of social sciences

School of informatics

Contact: Mimar Sinan Üniversitesi Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. 80040 Fındıklı – İstanbul

Text adapted from Wikipedia. © http://www.msu.edu.tr/

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April 6, 2007 at 10:41 pm

Abdülfettah Efendi (1815-1896)

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Epitaph by Abdülfettah Efendi, signed (lower left) and dated (lower right), Tughra of Sultan Abülaziz on the mainentrance of Aksaray Valide Sultan Cami (Mosque) Istanbul.

Photograph ©HAT SAN’ATI Tarihçe, Malzeme ve Örnekler, Istanbul. http://ismek.ibb.gov.tr/portal/yayinlarimiz.asp

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April 6, 2007 at 10:20 pm

Hattat Abdülfettah Efendi (1815-1896)

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By Abdülfettah Efendi, dated lower mid, signed, celi sülüs müsenna script framed inscription in Ulucami (Great Mosque)Bursa/Turkey.

Photograph ©HAT SAN’ATI Tarihçe, Malzeme ve Örnekler, Istanbul. http://ismek.ibb.gov.tr/portal/yayinlarimiz.asp

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April 6, 2007 at 10:17 pm

Yeserizade Mustafa Izzet Efendi (? – 1849)

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By Yeserizade Mustafa Efendi, signed and dated lower left, zerendud panel, 28×31 cm. Transcription: Ya Hadrath Sad Ibn Abi Waqqas (Name of a companion of the Prophet Muhammad [pbuh]).

Photograph © www.antikalar.com, Antik A.S., Istanbul

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April 6, 2007 at 9:06 pm

Mehmed Emin Sirri (c.1773)

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By Mehmed Emin Sirri, signed and dated 1773. Inscription of Divine Names “Hayyum and Kayyum” Translation: The everliving One and the Self-Existing One.

Photograph ©www.turk.ch

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April 6, 2007 at 7:46 pm

Mehmed Hafiz el Kirmani (c.1775)

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By Mehmed Hafiz el Kirmani, dated 1775, on wood panel, inscription of the Prophet Muhammads name “Muhammad” (Peace and blessing upon him). Translation: The most praised one.

Photograph © http://www.turk.ch

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April 6, 2007 at 7:42 pm

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Anonymous, a mevlavi crown inscription on wood panel.

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April 6, 2007 at 7:36 pm

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