07 Paintings by the Orientalist Artists of the Nineteenth-Century, with footnotes, #11

Henri Emilien Rousseau, French, 1875-1933
Cavalier des Ouled Sidi-Cheikh

Oil on board
6 3/8 x 4 3/4 inches
Private collection

Orientalism is a term that is used for the depiction of aspects in Middle Eastern cultures. It refers to the works of the Western artists on Oriental subjects, produced from their travels in Western Asia, during the 19th century. Depictions of Islamic “Moors” and “Turks” can be found in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art. A creative apprehension of a completely different world with its own laws, customs, special attitude towards life and death, love, feelings, and beauty. Wikipedia/Yana Naumovna Lukashevskaya

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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