sublayer
sublayer
Payday loansPayday Loans
"istanbul" tag
Ortaköy Mosque

Ortaköy Mosque, Turkey

Ortaköy Mosque (Turkish: Ortaköy Camii), officially the Büyük Mecidiye Camii (Grand Imperial Mosque) of Sultan Abdülmecid in Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey, is situated at the waterside of the Ortaköy pier square, one of the most popular locations on the Bosphorus. The original Ortaköy Mosque was built in…

The Muslim World

Around the World with Nusret Colpan

Nusret Çolpan (October 1, 1952 – May 31, 2008) was a Turkish painter, architect and miniaturist, renowned for his paintings in Ottoman miniature style depicting cities around the world, particularly Istanbul. He painted over 300 miniatures in his 30…

AN IZNIK POLYCHROME POTTERY DISH, TURKEY, CIRCA 1575

Iznik Pottery (16th Century)

This Turkish dish is one of the finest examples of Iznik ceramics anywhere. Painted with a masterful flourish, both delicate and striking, it features one of the earliest known combinations of flora and…

The Suleymaniye Mosque - Walking Tour

The Suleymaniye Mosque – A Virtual Walking Tour

 This virtual tour is comprised of various spherical panoramic photographs that place you inside the image, as if you were standing in the place where the photo was made. Use your mouse to…

9944202-lg

Sultan Ahmet Cami Mosque (Blue Mosque)

Commissioned by Sultan Ahmed (1606-1617), the mosque was built by Mehmet Agha who is said to have toured key Ottoman monuments before he drew the plan of the blue mosque[1]. This can be…

Interior view of Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey © Peter M. Wilson/Axiom

Style in Islamic Art – 1500-1700 A.D.

Ottoman style A distinctive Ottoman style in the decorative arts had developed by the 1550s, when the Ottoman empire was at the height of its power and prosperity. The Ottomans promoted themselves as…

art_03_lg

A Global Guide to Islamic Art

Written by Jonathan M. Bloom and Sheila S. Blair This article appeared on pages 32-43 of the January/February 2009 print edition of Saudi Aramco World. Visiting an exhibition of Islamic art for the…

Islamic Arts and Architecture © 2017 All Rights Reserved

Edited and Managed by

FA Bhatti