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The Impact of Baroque and Rococo on Turkish Decorative Art

The Ottoman Empire, which went into decline after the death of the Grand Vizier Sokullu Mehmet Pasha, experienced a noticeable stagnatio...

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Topkapı Palace Tiles

The Topkapı Palace, or Saray-ı Cedid, built on Istanbul's first hill, Zeytinlik, is surrounded by a 1400-meter-long city wall built in 1...

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Early Ottoman Tiles

In the Anatolian Seljuk period, glazed tile mosaic decoration was applied together with under-glazed tile panels we encounter in palaces, while in the Anatolian Turkic...

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Magnificent Ornaments of a Special Place

Tile, one of our traditional arts, has been one of the most elegant ornaments used in architectural structures since ancient times. The ...

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Turkish Ceramic Art of the 20th Century

Traditional pottery in Anatolia can be divided into two groups according to the quality of production and the social class for which the...

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Suleyman, Patron of the Tile-Layers

The well-known place of Suleyman the Magnificent in the universe is mentioned in an inscription on the gate of Bender Castle in 1538. He...

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Ceramics From The Time of Sultan Selim I.

The years 1510 were marked by the campaigns of Selim I, which led to the temporary capture of Tabriz and the final conquest of Damascus ...

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Kütahya Tiles and Ceramic Art from the Ottoman Period

Kütahya, which was the second important center of tile production after İznik in the Ottoman period, was a city where ceramic production...

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Design Fundamentals

The design features of tile patterns have been the subject of research in various fields. In addition to the free compositions, the symmetrical, central arrangement ba...

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Attempts at Revival of The Art in The Tekfur Palace

At the beginning of the 18th century, Ottoman tile workmanship, which was in a supply-demand equilibrium with architecture, was on the verge of extinction. The famous ...

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Iznik Excavations

İznik, which occupies a prominent position in the Ottoman art of earthenware and tiles, is located in the Marmara region, east of Lake İznik, in a green belt of olive ...

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Decoration Techniques Used in Ottoman Tiles

Plain glazed vessels, sometimes with overlays, feature prominently in Ottoman works of earthenware where red ceramics body was quite common. With these, the color is u...

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Kubad Abad Palace and Its Tiles

The palace is not a place of amusement for the upper classes of society, especially for the rulers. Of course there is that too, but the palace is an institution where...

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14th and 15th Century Tile And Earthenware Art

Tiles and earthenware followed a long trajectory of evolution in Anatolia. Tile slabs, which decorated the walls of buildings during the Seljuks, the time of Principal...

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Examples Of Handicrafts Exhibited In Western Anatolian Museums

Handicrafts surviving to this day from the time of Principalities and the early Ottoman period are simple and plain in look. Museums located along our cultural routes ...

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Influence of Iznik, Kütahya and Canakkale Ceramics with Ship Depictions Observed on European Ceramics

Reaching the lands around the Aegean and Mediterranean, the Iznik, Kütahya and Çanakkale ceramics influenved a vast geography. Similar porcelains, tiles and ceramics d...

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Saz Style in Tiling

The Saz style first originated not in ceramics but in Iran as a drawing style and the leading representative of this style in the Ottoman Palace was the Şahkulu who wa...

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Helezoni Tugrakes Style

The Haliç work is completely different from the other styles of the era or Baba Nakkaş Work of a previous era, in terms of adornment. It is an abstract style that has ...

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Iznik Tiles that Reach the Present Day

Before the tile manufacture began in İznik, the tiles that were used in religious buildings such as mosques or tombs in Ottoman capitals (Bursa, Edirne, Istanbul) were...

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Iznik Ceramics

Many people think that this ceramic is named after Iznik because it is produced in Iznik or that it comes from China. However, history tells us a completely different ...

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Capital of Empires, Nicaea

Iznik has always been a popular city among kings, rulers and nations throughout history such as the Great Alexander of Macedonia, Constantine I, the Seljuk Sultan Sule...

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