Pencil drawing on blue paper, by the Orientalist current *, depicting a glimpse of the Arab Court and on the right a drawn and painted female figure.
Our reference: BF00583.
Dimensions: height 26×34.5 cm.
Orientalism is a pictorial current, which began in France at the end of the eighteenth century and then developed in the nineteenth century especially in France and England, which tended to represent settings and atmospheres typical of the oriental world.
The current begins above all in France, following Napoleon’s expedition to Egypt in 1798, and then develops with growing interest also in England and other European countries, also following the spread of European colonialism in North Africa and the Middle East. .
Orientalist painters, who had often never visited the East, tended to portray figures, environments, scenes of life, from the Arab or Middle Eastern world, always full of charm, of exotic mystery and frequently also of a certain sensuality, due to the tendency romantic to see in the exotic world an environment free from Western bourgeois conventions.