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Connoisseur 12

Painting records at auction, glorious Byzantium in New York, bounty from the Black Sea, and eye-catching ikats at Boston. Philippa Scott on the world of art

Orientalism & Russian Paintings: London Saleroom Report

The Glory of Byzantium, Metropolitan Museum

The National Galleries of Scotland acquire a bronze medal of Mehmed the Conqueror

Treasures of the Warrior Tombs, Burrell Colleciton, Glasgow

The European Fine Art Fair, Maastricht

Ikats of Central Asia: The Guido Goldman Collection, Boston Museum of Fine Arts

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Other Highlights from Cornucopia 12
  • Over the hills and far away

    Beyond the towering Black Sea Mountains lies a hidden landscape rich with forgotten medieval churches. For centuries they were ignored, their ancient glories allowed to crumble to dust. Before new roads reached the Coruh Valley, Brian Sewell had to enlist the help of shepherds on his quest to find these forerunners of Romanesque and Gothic architecture.

  • The Country Houses that Ride ‘the Storm’

    In the rain forests of Turkey’s Black Sea Mountains, where jackals howl and the River Firtina (the Storm) crashes towards the Black Sea, live the Hem┼činli people, who were here when Jason came in search of the Golden Fleece. In more recent years they prospered as bakers and restaurateurs in Tsarist Russia, returning to their beautiful, haunting country houses hidden in the hills east of Trabzon. Patrica Daunt visits one family and shares their memories of a Chekovian rural life.
    Also see Cornucopia 34, Land of a Thousand Mansions


  • Eggs on a Plate

    For centuries the masters of great dishes have owed their success to the egg. It both combines and flatters.
    More cookery features


  • Farmhouse Style

    Outside the seraglio, away from the discreet charm of the bourgeoisie, the Turkish interior is a source of inspiration for modern designers: ergonomic, minimalist, refreshingly white-washed.


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