Saturday, July 8, 2017

Rome hosts Ottoman miniaturist exhibition

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An exhibition of the work of renowned Ottoman miniaturist Matrakci Nasuh has opened in Rome.
An exhibition of the work of renowned Ottoman miniaturist Matrakci Nasuh has opened in Rome. Nasuh, who lived from 1480-1564, was an accomplished miniaturist — an Ottoman art form that portrayed events realistically while adhering to the rules of Islamic art — and developed a naturalistic style focusing on panoramas. His most famous works are a cityscape of Istanbul and volumes representing Sultan Suleiman I’s 1535-36 campaign in Iraq and Iran. The exhibition has been arranged by the Istanbul Intercultural Art Dialogues Association under the Turkish presidency. It will feature items covering Nasuh’s achievements in mathematics, history and miniatures at the Societa Geografica Italiana. It runs to the end of the month. [More]
16th century Ottoman scholar Matrakci Nasuh's works go on display at Societa Geografica Italiana