Exhibition: The Sultan's World

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 18:00

The Sultan's World

The Ottoman Orient in Renaissance Art

From 27 February to 31 May 2015, BOZAR (Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels) hosted The Sultan's World. The Ottoman Orient in Renaissance Art exhibition.

After the Ottomans invaded Constantinople in 1453 Ottoman culture held a certain multifaceted fascination on the West. Visit the exhibition The Sultan's World. The Ottoman Orient in Renaissance Art to re-experience this turning point in history, which gave rise to cultural interchange and mutual influences in spite of military conflicts and prejudices. Step into the magical world of the Ottomans, following in the footsteps of Bellini, Dürer, Titian, Tintoretto, Memling and other Renaissance artists.

Curators: Dr. Guido Messling, Dr. Robert Born, Michal Dziewulski (co-curator)

This exhibition has been organised in the context of the international project “Ottomans & Europeans, reflecting on five centuries of cultural relations”, which puts the cultural ties between Europe and the Ottoman Empire/Turkey in the spotlight. More Europe - external cultural relations is an associated partner to this project.

Paolo Veronese (School), Sultan Bajezid I © Collection Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, München