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The Orientalists : Delacroix to Matisse : the allure of North Africa and the Near East

Author: Mary Anne Stevens; Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain); National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson ; [Washington, D.C.] : National Gallery of Art, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This catalogue of the first major exhibition of Orientalists art in London, held at the Royal Academy in 1984, and then at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, draws together over 100 paintings by such illustrious artists as Delacroix, Renoir, Holman Hunt, and Matisse, and provides a fascinating insight into a world they found initially alien, but ultimately captivating.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Anne Stevens; Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain); National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
ISBN: 0500233993 : 9780500233993
OCLC Number: 11274946
Notes: Catalogue of the first major exhibition of Orientalist art in London, held at the Royal Academy in 1984 and then at the National Gallery of Art, Washington."
Description: 235 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 29 cm
Contents: Western art and its encounter with the Islamic world --
The Orient and the West from Bonaparte to T.E. Lawrence --
'Innocents Abroad' : nineteenth century artists and travellers in North Africa and the Near East --
The question of faith : Orientalism, Christianity and Islam.
Responsibility: edited by Mary Anne Stevens.

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This catalogue of the first major exhibition of Orientalists art in London, held at the Royal Academy in 1984, and then at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, draws together over 100 paintings by such illustrious artists as Delacroix, Renoir, Holman Hunt, and Matisse, and provides a fascinating insight into a world they found initially alien, but ultimately captivating.

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