ARCHAEOLOGY

ARCHITECTURE

FINE ARTS

TRADITIONAL ARTS

CERAMIC ART

TEXTILE ARTS

CARPETS AND KILIMS

LIFESTYLE

CULINARY ARTS

MUSIC

PERFORMING ARTS

LITERATURE

PHILOSOPHERS

MILITARY

GENERAL

NATURE

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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.

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