Bayazid II

Style and period that coincided with the rule of Bayazid II, 'the Pious,' 1481 to 1512. Bayezid oversaw the construction of two riverbank complexes, the Amasya complex completed in 1486, and the Edrine complex, probably built by Hayreddin in 1488. The latter, with its contrasting golden and red sandstone ornamentation and dark-gray lead roof, presents one of the most effective examples of Ottoman classical architecture at its early stages of development.

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Refers to the style and period that coincided with the rule of Bayazid II, 'the Pious,' 1481 to 1512. Bayezid oversaw the construction of two riverbank complexes, the Amasya complex completed in 1486, and the Edrine complex, probably built by Hayreddin in 1488. The latter, with its contrasting golden and red sandstone ornamentation and dark-gray lead roof, presents one of the most effective examples of Ottoman classical architecture at its early stages of development. Also under his patronage, the Ottoman narrative painting style began to take form. Bayezid also brought Syh Hamdullah from Amasya to Istanbul where the tradition of this great Ottoman calligrapher lasted well into the 18th century.

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  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021664. The J. Paul Getty Trust.