The European art world of the 19th century experienced a strong interest in Eastern exoticism resulting in "orientalist" themes in major paintings of the period. This collection of portraits and landscapes, historical scenes and figures depict the harems, marketplaces, and mosques of the Middle East and North Africa.
Scenes include religious pilgrims, battles, desert sunsets, hookah smoking, battle scenes, romantic views of Syria and many more. Featured artists include Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Delacroix, Callet, Renoir and many more masters of the genre. Illustrations:
120 colour paintings, plus Jpegs on the enclosed disc. Copyright: