East Sussex Decorative & Fine Arts Society
East Sussex Decorative & Fine Arts Society
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Harems, Hookahs, Odalisques and Ottomans:
A passion for the oriental in 18th and 19th century art

Dr Geri Parlby MA PhD FRSA
Wednesday 31 May 2017

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.