The Treasures and the Tradition of “Lale” in the Ottoman Empire

Address : National Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Start : 20.3.2019
End : 20.5.2019


This exhibition of treasures from the collection of Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace Museum includes decorative and art-craft objects, introducing the life in the palace, its love of flowers—tulips above all—together with the aesthetics, culture, and artistic perspectives of the Ottoman Empire. This exhibition highlights the friendly ties between Turkey and Japan by presenting works that were exchanged between the Ottoman sultans and Japan’s imperial family, and other Mejii-period art objects making a return visit to Japan. This exhibition has been organized in the hope of expanding the range of interactions between the two countries, located at the eastern and western edges of Asia, and fostering greater friendship between them. Through approximately 170 works, most of which are coming to Japan for the first time, this exhibition will provide an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Turkish history, culture and its art-loving national character. For more, please visit: 2019年、トルコの多様な芸術や文化を紹介する「トルコ至宝展」を東京と京都で開催します。 アジアとヨーロッパにまたがる交易の要地・トルコは、多様な文化を受容・融合し、比類ない美を育んできました。 本展では、イスタンブルのトプカプ宮殿博物館が所蔵する貴重な宝飾品、美術工芸品をとおして、 花々、とりわけチューリップを愛でた宮殿の生活、オスマン帝国の美意識や文化、芸術観を紹介します。 また、オスマン帝国のスルタンと日本の皇室の交流を示す品々のほか、 明治期の日本美術品を里帰りさせるなど、両国の友好関係にも光をあてます。 アジアの東と西の端に位置する両国民が交流のすそ野を広げ、 友好を未来につなげることを願って開催するのが今回の展覧会です。 そのほとんどが初来日となる約170点の作品を通して、トルコの歴史、文化、美を愛でる国民性をより深く理解する機会となれば幸いです。

The Treasures and the Tradition of

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