FLORAL MOTIFS IN ILLUMINATIONS
Ottoman artists in general followed an artistic path shaped by Islamic thought and modes of behavior. They depicted them (as other living elements) in a stylized, decorative form that they inherited from earlier masters. During the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent, the illustrations and illuminations of Karamemi opened the way for a brand new naturalistic style.
Reference: Prof. Dr. Nurhan Atasoy, A Garden for the Sultan, Istanbul: Aygaz 2002.
Some selected examples (please click on pictures to enlarge):