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