Orientalism: The Orient in Western Art

HF Ullmann

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Gerard-Georges Lemaire

Hardcover | 27.3 x 3.8 x 31.1 cm | 360 pp

HF Ullmann | 2013 | 9783848003174

This elaborately appointed volume presents the history of Oriental images in painting and follows the traces of a phenomenon that remains fascinating even today.

Ever since its discovery by traders and seamen in the Early Modern age, the world of Islam has been an important source of cultural inspiration for Western civilisation. Geographically so near, culturally so different, the countries of the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa have influenced both the Oriental vogue of the baroque period and also the popular Oriental genre in the fine arts. At the same time, the mysterious aura of the Orient has repeatedly served as a romantically idealised counterpoint and escape route for European fantasies and longings. 

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