The lure of the East: British Orientalist painting

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c2008.
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With its unprecedented focus on the history of Orientalism in British art, this handsome book places the British within the story of how the genre was established in the 19th centurya story heretofore dominated by the French. Featuring both well-known and rarely seen paintings, together with sketches and photographs, this volume examines the work of British artists who engaged with Middle Eastern themes over three centuries, from the 1620s to the eclipse of the Ottoman Empire in 1922.

Included are works by Joshua Reynolds, J. F. Lewis, W. H. Hunt, David Wilkie, John Singer Sargent, William Holman Hunt, J.M.W. Turner, Roger Fenton, Andrew Geddes, and Edward Lear. Many of their images are, or purport to be, the result of direct observation of actual places in the Middle East. The book spotlights numerous topics of timely cultural interest, including the cross-pollination of British and Islamic artistic traditions, as well as Western myths about the Islamic world in relation to artists’ actual experiences.

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9780300138986
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table_of_contents Introduction: British Orientalist painting / Nicholas Tromans -- Cultures crosses: John Frederick Lewis and the art of Orientalist painting / Emily M. Weeks -- Seduced by 'Samar, or: how British Orientalist painters learned to stop worrying and love the darkness / Fatema Mernissi -- Regarding Orientalist painting today / Rana Kabbani -- Travellers and sitters: the orientalist portrait / Christine Riding -- Genre and gender in Cairo and Constantinnople / Nicolas Tromans -- The orient in perspective / Nicholas Tromans -- Harem and home / Nicholas Tromans -- The holy city / Nicholas Tromans.
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