Friday, August 1, 2014

19C Orientalism depicted women in both private & public spaces


Lord Frederic Leighton (Inglese Classicist Painter and Sculptor, 1830-1896) Light of the Harem (In Private Spaces)

Western painters portrayed women of the Middle East from 17C to the early years of the 20C. The turquerie paintings of the 17C & amp; 18C Became the Orientalist art of the 19C, When steam engines made travel to the Middle East easier. Artists Often Reached Their destination by way of Spain, Morocco, Greece & amp; the Balkans, where they paused to paint what they saw in Those locations as well. The Orientalist art of the 19C portraying women was seen by some as too erotic, racist & amp; sexist, as it developed in the West just as women were fighting for equality & amp; the right to vote. Those social movements jolted some artists into considering the privacy of the women of the Middle East as well. And, of course, as travel horizons broadened in the later part of the 19C, Japonisme painting Became all the rage.

Charles Hippolyte Emile Lecomte-Vernet (French artist, 1821-1900) The tricoteuse (In Private Spaces)


Charles Hippolyte Emile Lecomte-Vernet (French artist, 1821-1900) Cymbolist (In Private Spaces)


Charles Zacherie Landelle (French artist, 1812-1908) Jewish Woman from Tangers (In Private Spaces)


Charles Zacherie Landelle (French artist, 1812-1908) Odalisque 1846 (In Private Spaces)


Edwin Long (British artist, 1829-1891) Music (In Private Spaces)


Edwin Long (British artist, 1829-1891) The Eastern Lily (In Private Spaces)


Francois Gabriel Guillaume Lepaulle (French artist, 1804-1886) The Pasha and His Harem (In Private Spaces)


Frank Dicksee (Inglese Pre-Raphaelite Painter, 1853-1928) Leila 1892 (In Private Spaces)


Charles Wynne Nicholls (Irish artist, 1831-1903) Eastern Beauty 1862


Charles Wynne Nicholls (Irish artist, 1831-1903) The Light of the Harem

John Frederick Lewis (1805-1876) was a prolific Inglese Orientalist painter specializing in Oriental & amp; Mediterranean scenes fashioned in exquisitely detailed oils & amp; watercolors. He was the son of Frederick Christian Lewis (1779-1856), engraver & amp; landscape-painter. Lewis lived in Spain from 1832 to 34, & amp; lived in Cairo from 1841 to 50, where he made Numerous sketches, Which he turned into paintings after His return to England in 1851. He lived in Walton-on-Thames until His death.

John Frederick Lewis (British Painter, 1804-1876) A Favorite of the Harem (In Private Spaces)


John Frederick Lewis (British Painter, 1804-1876) A Greek Girl (In Private Spaces)


John Frederick Lewis (British Painter, 1804-1876) A Lady Gazing over the Bay of Naples (In Private Spaces)



John Frederick Lewis (British Painter, 1804-1876) A Young Lady in Turkish Dress (In Private Spaces)


John Frederick Lewis (British Painter, 1804-1876) Harem Life, Constantinople (In Private Spaces)



Frank Dicksee (Inglese Pre-Raphaelite Painter, 1853-1928)


John Frederick Lewis (British Painter, 1804-1876) Girl with Doves (In Private Spaces)


John Frederick Lewis (British Painter, 1804-1876) In the Bey's Garden-1865 (In Private Spaces)


John Frederick Lewis (British Painter, 1804-1876) Lilium Auratum 1871 (In Private Spaces)


John Frederick Lewis (British Painter, 1804-1876) Private Conversation (In Private Spaces)


John Frederick Lewis (British Painter, 1804-1876) The Coffee Bearer (In Private Spaces)


John Frederick Lewis (British Painter, 1804-1876)


Lord Frederic Leighton (Inglese Classicist Painter and Sculptor, 1830-1896) The Music Lesson (In Private Spaces)



Edwin Lord Weeks (American artist, 1849-1903) Sketch - Two nautch Girls



Rudolf Lehnert (Austrian artist, 1878-1948) The Promenade of the Harem (In Public Places)


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