Orientalism

Orientalism is an academic term, used in art history, literary studies, geography, and cultural studies, which is and describes a critical approach to representations of the Orient; of the Eastern cultures of the Middle East, North Africa, South West Asia, and South East Asia, represented as “European knowledge of the Orient” created by artists and writers from Western Europe. In particular, Orientalist painting, representing "the Middle East", was a genre of Academic art in the 19th century.
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Frank Duveneck - "The Guard of the Harem" (1880)    One of my all time favorite paintings

Frank Duveneck Guard of the Harem, c. Gift of the Artist Accession No: Cincinnati Art Museum

Wash day on the Nile 1896 By Paul Dominique Philippoteaux - French, 1845-1923

Wash day on the Nile 1896 By Paul Dominique Philippoteaux - French,

The Barber  By Gyula Tornai - Hungarian , 1861 - 1928  Oil on canvas , 68.5cm X 44cm

The Barber ~ Gyula Tornai ~ Hungarian 1861 - 1928 Oil On Canvas , X

Raphael von Ambros - The Flower Seller, 1891 (panel)

The Austrian painter Raphael van Ambros was part of the group of artists known as “Orientalists”. O pintor Austríaco Raphael .

A procession in Cairo By Narcisse Berchère - French, 1819-1891 oil on canvas , 61.5 x 42.2 cm

موكب زفاف بالقاهره القديمه للفنان الفرنسي نارسيس بيرشير A procession in Cairo By Narcisse Berchère - French,

An Odalisque and her maid By Fabio Fabbi (Italian, 1861-1946) @@@@......http://www.pinterest.com/nikitaidou/art-orientalism/

Gorgeous colors An Odalisque and her maid By Fabio Fabbi (Italian,

Francesco Ballesio (Italian painter) 1860 - 1923 Choosing a Carpet, s.d. oil on canvas 24 3/4 x 17 3/4 in. (63 x 45 cm.) signed F. Ballesio Roma Tivoli (lower left) private collection

Francesco Ballesio (Italian painter) 1860 - 1923 Choosing a Carpet, s. oil on canvas 24 x 17 in. x 45 cm.

Choosing the finest silk, undecided which one to choose, mid 1800s. Art Giulio Rosati.

Giulio Rosati (Rome 1857 – Rome was an Italian painter specialized in orientalist and academic scenes.

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