What is Orientalism?
Orientalism in art depicts arab ways of life, customs, architecture, artefacts, harem life and interiors, the souks, street merchants and traders. Orientalist paintings are distinctive by the use of strong light, bold and vivid colours by painter-travellers during 1830 - 1930 to Egypt, Turkey, Morocco, Algeria, Palestine and Syria capturing it mood.
Generations of artists have been attracted by the lure of the East, executing some of the most celebrated works there, such as, Jean-Leon Gerome, Fabio Fabbi, Ludwig Deutsch, Eugene Delacroix, David Roberts, Rudolf Ernst, Edwin Long Weeks, Dinet, Frederick Goodall, Charles Robertson and many many others.
Charles Robertson Weeks
Dinet Giulio Rosati
Among some of my very many favourite orientalist painters are: Fabio Fabbi, Ettore Simonetti and Giulio Rosati and Arthur Bridgman.
Arthur Bridgman Fabio Fabbi
Orientalism by Christine Peltre
Contains a variety of colour pictures
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