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Art Periods & Movements Flexi


280 Pages, 8.3 x 9.5

Formats: Flexibound

Flexibound, $14.95 (CA $19.95) (US $14.95)

Publication Date: January 2020

ISBN 9783741924163

Rights: US, CA, TH, SG, KH, ID & PH

Koenemann (Jan 2020)

Price: $14.95


In the wake of Bonaparte's Egyptian Campaign, artists of the nineteenth century became fascinated by the Orient and, most particularly, the harems which were so remote from western culture. These places rapidly provided a pretext for drawing the languid bodies of naked women, whose depiction in any other context would have been intolerable. This assembly of numerous works by Orientalist painters constitutes a sublime testimony to an imagined fantasy Orient, located between eroticism and sensuality.

Author Biography

Art historian Valentine Gallet is a graduate of the École du Louvre in Paris. She collaborates with many magazines specialized in art and architecture.