Saturday, August 2, 2014

Orientalism by American Frederick Arthur Bridgeman 1847–1928


Frederick Arthur Bridgeman (American artist, 1847-1928) The Siesta 1878

Frederick Arthur Bridgeman (1847–1928) born in Tuskeegee, Alabama, the son of a physician, would become one of the United States' "Orientalist" painters. Bridgeman moved to Paris in 1866, and began traveling to North Africa soon after, amassing a huge collection of costumes & architectural pieces to use in his paintings. Fellow American expatriate painter John Singer Sargent noted that Bridgman's overstuffed studio, along with the Eiffel Tower, were Paris's must-see attractions.

Frederick Arthur Bridgeman (American artist, 1847-1928) Odalisque 1878



Frederick Arthur Bridgeman (American artist, 1847-1928)  A Veiled beauty of Constantinople



Frederick Arthur Bridgeman (American artist, 1847-1928)  Armenian Woman



Frederick Arthur Bridgeman (American artist, 1847-1928) A Circassian



Frederick Arthur Bridgman (American artist, 1847-1928) An Oriental Beauty



Frederick Arthur Bridgman (American artist, 1847 - 1928) Queen of the Brigands



Frederick Arthur Bridgman (American artist, 1847-1928)  Afternoon, Algeria



Frederick Arthur Bridgman (American artist, 1847-1928)  L'Indolence



Frederick Arthur Bridgman (American artist, 1847-1928)  Courtyard, El Biar

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