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Kara Memi [Mehmed-i Siyah; Kara Mehmed Çelebi]locked

(fl 1545–66).
  • Esin Atil

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Ottoman illuminator. The greatest student of Şahkulu, Kara Memi developed a new naturalistic style that quickly spread to other court arts including textiles, rugs, ceramics and tiles and survived for many centuries. He is one of the few artists employed in the imperial Ottoman painting studio under Süleyman (...

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