The latter half of the fifteenth century saw the rise of the Ottoman Court, and along with it flourished a revival of artistic expression and craftsmanship, which is now on exhibition at El Museu de Ceràmic with A Peculiar Garden: Iznik Pottery, 16th Century.
One of the results of this renaissance was the development of the highly developed form of ceramic production known as Iznik, named after the town where it was produced in what is now western Turkey.
The museum has put together an exhibition of Iznik pottery, on loan from the Fundació Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisboa and from private collections. Highly valued for its floral forms and rich colours, viewers will have an opportunity to appreciate these beautiful and unique ceramic works of art. A history of the long tradition of floral design in ceramic work and textiles will accompany the pieces on display.
The exhibition Un jardí singular: Ceràmica d’Iznik, segles XVI i XVII is open for viewing at El Museu de Ceràmica until March 3rd, 2013. More information can be found here.