edited by Sheila Kim-Jamet -- Interior Design, 1/1/2005 12:00:00 AM
In the mid-16th century, the Turkish city of Iznik attained its artistic heyday as a producer of fine ceramics for the interiors of mosques and Islamic palaces, and the vibrant colors and complex designs continue to be recognized today. "Though they're hundreds of years old, they still appear fresh," says Peter Hristof, a third-generation Turkish painter who has curated an exhibition highlighting contemporary interpretations of the form. "Iznik, Legendary Ceramics From Turkey: An Art Reborn"—on show at the School of Visual Arts in New York—presents more than 50 recent tiles, plates, and vessels alongside 16th-century examples on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. January 15–February 26; 212-592-2010; schoolofvisualarts.edu.