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.
Some selected examples (please click on pictures to enlarge):