Wednesday 26th April 2017
Lecture by Dr Geri Parlby
Harems, Hookahs, Odalisques and Ottomans:
A passion for the oriental in 18th and 19th century art
The exotic lure of the Orient has inspired European artists for centuries. In this lecture we will be taking an artistic journey across the Near and Middle East to see how Western artists brough the mysteries of 'The Other' to the fashionable salons of Europe throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.