Shaft of Light

orientalism

24″x30″
Acrylic on canvas

$700 Purchase through Saatchi

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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.

Author: asgraboyes

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