Murad III

Art and architecture that coincided with the reign of Murad III (1574-1595), son of Selim II and grandson of Suleyman II. Murad commissioned a royal mosque in Manisa and extensively rebuilt parts of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. His primary interest as a patron was in the arts of the book, and of all the Ottoman sultans he showed the most personal interest in the works of court painters, designers, and calligraphers.

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Murad III
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Refers to the art and architecture that coincided with the reign of Murad III (1574-1595), son of Selim II and grandson of Suleyman II. Murad commissioned a royal mosque in Manisa and extensively rebuilt parts of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. His primary interest as a patron was in the arts of the book, and of all the Ottoman sultans he showed the most personal interest in the works of court painters, designers, and calligraphers. Many major illustrated histories and religious works were completed under his patronage. By the 1580s, gold and silver from the New World flooded the market and forced the court to follow a fixed system of pricing for artistic works such as tiles and carpets. Despite the economic downturn, court carpets and ceramics reached their technical and artistic zenith during Murad III's regin, along with Ottoman court prayer rugs and polychrome ceramic tiles.

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  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021679. The J. Paul Getty Trust.