29.1.11

Mehmed Siyah Qalem

China, chinoiserie and Painting in Turkestan under the Timurids, ca. 1400: http://www.ee.bilkent.edu.tr/~history/turkis.html






























I love the miniatures of Mehmed Siyah Qalem, or Mehmed of the Black Pen. Although Mehmed Siyah Qalem was a Turk from Central Asia his work is very strongly inspired by Chinese art, which was imported into Turkestan by the Mongol invasions at the times, as well as by the strong trade links between Eastern and Western Asia.

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