National Museum in Krakow

‘The Sultan's World’

27 Feb. →
31 May'15

The Ottoman Orient in Renaissance Art

Join us and explore the Ottoman Empire along with Renaissance painters and thinkers. 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, Veronese, Tintoretto, Memling and other artists.

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

This exhibition is organised in the context of the international project “Ottomans & Europeans”, which puts the cultural ties between Europe and the Ottoman Empire/Turkey in the spotlight.

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