Dürer, Memling, Bellini, Tintoretto, Veronese. Works of these great artists, who enjoyed great popularity with the audience, will be on display in Krakow from 26 June to 27 September 2015 thanks to a unique exhibition titled Ottomania. The Ottoman Orient in the Art of Renaissance, prepared by the National Museum in Krakow in collaboration with Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels. The exhibition is part of a large international project titled “Ottomans & Europeans: Reflecting on five centuries of cultural relations”.
- The exhibition focuses on the power of attraction which the Ottoman Empire exercises on Western artists such as Bellini, Dürer, Memling and Tintoretto. They were inspired by the Ottoman culture and the pomp and circumstance of the courtly life of the sultans. The mutual fascination brought about a never before seen cultural exchange between East and West.
Coordinators: Aleksandra Kłaput, Lidia Kozieł-Siudut, Beata Foremna Arrangement: Anna Wisz Design: Karolina Grzywnowicz, Jakub Rudziński
Part of the project “Ottomans&Europeans, reflecting on 500 years of cultural relations"
With the support of the Cultural Program of the European Union