V&A Style in Islamic Art Quiz

Late Ottoman style

After 1700, a new style emerged at the Ottoman court in Istanbul. This Later Ottoman style lived on until the fall of the empire in 1924. Its most noticeable feature is the many elements borrowed from European art. At first, designers simply used Baroque motifs on local, Islamic forms, but from the 1820s their borrowings became more eclectic. This was also a great age of calligraphy, in which a distinctive Ottoman manner developed.

Nusretiye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
© Walter Denny, 1960/Courtesy of the Aga Khan Visual Archive, MIT

Nusretiye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey