The art of Turkish tiles and ceramics have a very important in the history of Islamic art. Its roots can be traced at least as far back as the Uighurs of the 8th and 9th centuries. Its subsequent development was influenced by Karakhanid, Ghaznavid, and (especially) Iranian Seljuk art. With the Seljuks’ victory over the Byzantines at Malazgirt in 1071, the art followed them into Anatolia and embarked upon a new period of strong development fostered by the Anatolian Seljuk sultanate.
There is a widely held but quite erroneous belief that figurative painting, is not found in Islamic art due to prohibition by the Koran. Religious rulings issued only in the ninth century discouraged the representation of any living beings capable of movement but they were not rigidly enforced until the fifteenth century. Figural art is especially rich in tiles as well as stone and stucco reliefs of the Seljuk period, adorning both secular and religious reliefs monuments. The subjects included nobility as well as servants, hunters and hunting animals, trees, birds, sphinxes, lions, sirens, dragons and double-headed eagles.
I am a market editor at the Hearst Design Group:Veranda,House Beautiful and ELLE Decor.At any given point I’m searching for my next solo travel adventure,eating a perfectly seared ribeye accompained by a nice pour of bourbon or searching for my dream fixer-upper.My personal design style:feminen touches mixed with lots of pattern, color and art on every surface.
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“Become a Picasso in a few hours!!”
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I booked my whole family on a combined marbling and tile painting course of 2 -3 hours each (they can be booked separately).
Ali and his wife are both wonderful hosts and Ali is an incredibly engaging, charismatic and entertaining teacher.
Despite us having no experience; within a very short time we were producing wonderful marbled pictures with tulips, daisies and carnations, which, (to our untrained eyes) were at least the equal of professionals.
The tile painting was just as satisfying, we used stencils to put the outline of the pattern on tiles, plates and bowls and then had to colour them in. Whilst requiring good concentration, the end results were a source of quiet pride.
We were given a constant supply of tea and scintillating conversation, and ended up with work which we produced which will be around long after our other memories of fantastic Istanbul start to fade.
An exceptionally enjoyable and memorable day.
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