Shaft of Light

orientalism

Shaft of Light
Acrylic on canvas
24″x30″

This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang.

$400

19th century European painters often incorporated the mystic of the harem and the exoticism that prevailed toward the Middle East into their paintings. As a challenge to me, I analyzed how the painting “The Reception” (aka Lady Receiving Visitors, Introduction to the Harem) by Frederick John Lewis (1873) was constructed and then broke it down into its main sections.

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