ARCHAEOLOGY

ARCHITECTURE

FINE ARTS

TRADITIONAL ARTS

CERAMIC ART

TEXTILE ARTS

CARPETS AND KILIMS

LIFESTYLE

CULINARY ARTS

MUSIC

PERFORMING ARTS

LITERATURE

PHILOSOPHERS

MILITARY

GENERAL

NATURE

FLORAL MOTIFS IN ILLUMINATION

Ottoman artists in general followed an artistic path shaped by Islamic thought and modes of behavior. They depicted them (as other living elements) not as they themselves saw them for the most part but rather in a stylized, decorative form that they inherited from earlier masters. Duirng the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent, the illustrations and illuminations of Karamemi opened the way for a brand new naturalistic style

Reference: Prof. Atasoy, A Garden for the Sultan, Aygaz 2002.

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