Orientalism: A Selection of Paintings and Writings (Golden Deer Classics)

Orientalism: A Selection of Paintings and Writings (Golden Deer Classics)

by Vasily VereshchaginLéon Belly Anders Zorn and others
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Publication Date: 21/11/2019

Golden Deer Classics proudly presents the Orientalism compilation which regroups major orientalist works (both paintings and writings). Orientalism is a term used by scholars in art history, literary, geography, and cultural studies for the depiction of Eastern, that is "Oriental" cultures, including Middle Eastern, North African, South Asian and Southeast Asian cultures, done by writers, designers, and artists from the West. In particular, Orientalist painting depicting "the Middle East" was a genre of 19th-century Academic art. The literature of Western countries took a similar interest in Oriental themes. CONTENTS: Paintings 1.1 Harems 1.1.A Jean-Jules-Antoine Lecomte du Nouÿ, The White Slave 1.1.B Fernand Cormon, The Deposed Favourite 1.1.C Jean-Léon Gérôme, Pool in a Harem 1.1.D Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Grande Odalisque 1.1.E J-A-D Ingres, with the assistance of his pupil Paul Flandrin, Odalisque with Slave 1.1.F Ferdinand Max Bredt, Turkish ladies 1.1.G Giulio Rosati, Inspection of New Arrivals, Circassian beauties being inspected 1.1.H John Frederick Lewis, The Reception 1.1.I J-A-D Ingres, The Turkish Bath 1.2 Landscapes And Other Paintings 1.2.A Hermann Corrodi, A view of the tomb of the Caliphs with the pyramids of Giza beyond, Cairo 1.2.B Eugène Fromentin, Arabs 1.2.C Léon Belly, Pilgrims going to Mecca 1.2.D Vasily Vereshchagin, They are triumphant 1.2.E Anders Zorn, Man and boy in Algiers 1.2.F John Frederick Lewis, The midday meal, Cairo 1.2.G Giulio Rosati, The Discussion Writings 2.1 Lord Byron - The Giaour 2.2 William Beckford - The History Of Caliph Vathek 2.3 Pierre Benoit - Atlantida 2.4 Gustave Flaubert - Salammbô 2.5 Théophile Gautier - The Romance Of A Mummy

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Anders Zorn

The "painters' painter," Swedish artist Anders Zorn (1860–1920) studied at the Stockholm Royal Academy of Art and took up residence in London and Paris, where he established an international roster of high-society clients.

His striking portraits rivaled those of his contemporary, John Singer Sargent, in their popularity. Zorn excelled at both watercolour and oil painting, and his etchings are of the highest quality.

Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert was born in Rouen in 1821, the son of a distinguished surgeon and a doctor's daughter. After three unhappy years of studying law in Paris, an epileptic attack ushered him into a life of writing. Madame Bovary won instant acclaim upon book publication in 1857, but Flaubert's frank display of adultery in bourgeois France saw him go on trial for immorality, only narrowly escaping conviction.

Both Salammbo (1862) and The Sentimental Education (1869) were poorly received, and Flaubert's genius was not publicly recognized until Three Tales (1877). His reputation among his fellow writers, however, was more constant and those who admired him included Turgenev, George Sand, Victor Hugo and Zola. Flaubert's obsession with his art is legendary: he would work for days on a single page, obsessively attuning sentences, seeking always le mot juste in a quest for both beauty and precise observation.

His style moved Edmund Wilson to say,'Flaubert, by a single phrase - a notation of some commonplace object - can convey all the poignance of human desire, the pathos of human defeat; his description of some homely scene will close with a dying fall that reminds one of great verse or music.' Flaubert died suddenly in May 1880, leaving his last work, Bouvard and Pécuchet, unfinished.

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