POETIC ORIGINALITY OF THE ISTANBUL LANDSCAPE IN THE WORKS OF RUSSIAN ARTISTS OF THE XIX CENTURY

Gönül ÜZELLİ

A group of Russian artists took great interest in the culture of Turkey and came to this country. Russian artists, who visited Istanbul, paid special attention to the Ottoman Palace, the surrounding area, the monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman periods. This article studies the details of the interior and exterior of the settings in the works of such Russian artists as K.P. Bryullov, I.K. Aivazovsky, A.P. Bogolyubov and M.N. Vorobyov, dedicated to the theme of Ottoman Istanbul.

Key words: Istanbul, the Ottoman Empire, Russian Artists, Landscape