Serbia holds exhibit on work of Ottoman genius
SARAJEVO – Anadolu AgencyAn exhibition on Ottoman scholar and intellectual Matrakçı Nasuh opened in Belgrade on Sept. 15.
Promoted by the Turkish president’s office, the exhibit features items covering the 16th century figure’s broad range of achievements in mathematics, history and artistic miniatures.
Titled “Matrakçı Nasuh: A 16th Century Genius,” the exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum will run through Oct. 15. The exhibition was previously on display in Sarajevo. The presentation will go on to be shown in cities around the world, including Istanbul, Paris and New York.
Born in the Bosnian town of Visoko in 1480, Nasuh joined the Sultan’s household as a janissary, showing exceptional military skill and inventing Matrak, a sword game used for training.
He also wrote books on warfare, history and mathematics and was a talented miniaturist who created a new style of painting focusing on panoramic views.
The 450th anniversary of his death was marked by UNESCO last year.