The Language of French Orientalist Painting (Studies in Art History S. v.6)

The Language of French Orientalist Painting (Studies in Art History S. v.6)

By: Helene Gill (author)Hardback

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This text focuses on three characteristic proponents of the Orientalist genre in French painting of the 19th and early-20th centuries: Horace Vernet, Eugene Fromentin and Etienne Dinet. It seeks to raise fundamental questions such as: is there a right to represent the non-European Other?

Contents

List of Illustrations i; Acknowledgements iii; Foreword v; 1 Introduction: A few questions 1; 2 Horace Vernet and The Capture of the Smala of Abd-el-Kader 17; 3 Eugene Fromentin and the experience of the desert: self-quest in the Other's territory 59; 4 Transcultural pursuits: Etienne Nasr ed Dine Dinet 103; 5 Conclusion: The uses (and quirks) of acculturation 167; Bibliography 183; Index 187

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  • ISBN13: 9780773467644
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780773467644
  • ISBN10: 0773467645

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