The Wonder of Paper Joinery at the Ottoman Court | Winter Warnock Lecture: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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The Wonder of Paper Joinery at the Ottoman Court | Winter Warnock Lecture

pink and gold paper cut out with detailed floral/fauna patterns
Paper cut-out and illuminated folio. Istanbul, 1612. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Louis V. Bell Fund, 1967 (67.266.7.1v)
Conversations
February
8
5:00 PM-6:30 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Wed February 8, 2023
5:00 PM-6:30 PM

Location:

The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Audience:

Open to the public

Details:

This talk will examine a stunning example of paper cutting and joining prepared by the Ottoman courtier, album maker, and "paper joiner" Kalender Pasha (d. 1616). The folio’s aesthetic qualities help to explain both why paper cutting became such a popular art form in the early-modern Ottoman court, and why Kalender’s work was especially appreciated by his contemporaries.

Presented by the Department of Art History at Northwestern University.

 

RSVPs appreciated, but not required.

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About the presenter:

Emine Fetvaci is the Norma Jean Calderwood University Professor of Islamic and Asian Art at Boston College. She specializes in the arts of the book in the early-modern Islamic world, and is the author of Picturing History at the Ottoman Court (Indiana University Press, 2013) and The Album of the World Emperor: Cross-Cultural Collecting and Album Making at the Ottoman Court (Princeton University Press, 2019).

 

Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu