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Arts: Visual Arts and Artists: Ottoman Empire
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Within the wide geographic expanse and long duration of the Ottoman Empire (1299–1922) women had a variety of roles in the visual arts, acting as patrons, consumers, and producers of art in different media. The range of objects considered under the category of the visual arts in the Ottoman context includes many beautiful and functional objects, a much more diverse assortment than the painting, drawing, sculpture, and architecture generally subsumed under the heading of visual arts in the European context. An overview of women's interaction with the varied categories o…

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Micklewright, Nancy, “Arts: Visual Arts and Artists: Ottoman Empire”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0299f>
First published online: 2009

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