(Turkish) Duman

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The Captive Sultan

The war fought by the Greeks to shake off the Turkish yoke was closely observed around Europe and, this being the era of romanticism, the events taking place around Greece …

The Battle of Varna

Stanisław Chlebowski, "Varna Savaşı", 1865-1875. Tuval üstüne yağlıboya, 112 x 190 cm.
MNK II-a-280

Over the years of 1864 through 1876, Stanisław Chlebowski served Sultan Abdülaziz in Istanbul as his court painter. As it was, Abdülaziz disposed of considerable artistic talents of his own, …

History of a Khanjar

Henryk Weyssenhoff, "Bir Hançer Tarihi", 1891. Tuval üstüne yağlıboya, 73 x 90 cm. MNW MP 5357.

Henryk Weyssenhoff, author of landscapes, prints, and illustrations, devoted much of his creative energies to realistic vistas of Belorussia, Lithuania, and Samogitia. A descendant of an ancient noble family which …

Marabout

The fullest development of Orientalism in 19th century European art was in France and in England –countries which established colonies in the Middle East. Paris, the artistic capital of Europe, became …

Rumeli Hisarı

This beautiful marinorama by Jan Chrystian Kamsetzer depicts the picturesque fortress of Rumeli, as seen from the northwest. The Ottomans established Rumeli Hisarı (Rumeli Fortress) in 1452 at the orders …