Saturday, July 26, 2014

Turbans in the Orientalism of Henri Matisse (French artist, 1869–1954)



1907 Henri Matisse (French artist, 1869–1954) Red Madras Headdress

Although women had been depicted with turbans for centuries, these turbans were part of the Oriental craze in 19-20C art. Orientalism is a term used by art, literary, & cultural studies scholars for the depiction of aspects of Middle Eastern & Eastern cultures by writers & artists from Western cultures. Orientalist painting, depicting mostly "the Middle East" was one of the many areas of 19C art.


1917 Henri Matisse (French artist, 1869–1954) Lorette with Turban and Yellow Vest



Henri Matisse (French artist, 1869–1954)  Portrait of Lorette in a Turban, 1917



1917 Henri Matisse (French artist, 1869–1954) Laurette in a White Turban



1917 Henri Matisse (French artist, 1869–1954)  Women in Turban Lorette



Henri Matisse (French artist, 1869–1954)  Woman in Turban with Veil



Henri Matisse (French artist, 1869–1954)  Woman in Turban with Veil


1917 Henri Matisse (French artist, 1869–1954) Odalisque

 1919 Henri Matisse (French artist, 1869–1954) The Black Table



1919 Henri Matisse (French artist, 1869–1954) Woman with Oriental Dress



1921 Henri Matisse (French artist, 1869–1954) Odalisque in Red Culottes


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