Turquerie to Orientalist to Japonisme


Frederick Arthur Bridgman (English artist, 1847-1928) An Oriental Beauty (In Private Spaces)
Lord Frederic Leighton (English Classicist Painter and Sculptor, 1830-1896) Light of the Harem (In Private Spaces)
European & British painters portrayed the Middle East from 17th century to the early years of the 20th century. The Turquerie paintings of the 17th & 18th centuries became the Orientalist art of the 19th century, when steam engines were first used in travel, making it possible for artist to travel to the Middle East more easily. They often reached their destination by way of Spain, Morocco, Greece & the Balkans, where they paused to paint what they saw there as well. Orientalist art portraying women was seen by some as too erotic, racist & sexist, as it developed just as women in the West were fighting for the right to vote. And, of course, as travel horizons broadened in the later part of the 19th century, Japonisme painting became all the rage.
Charles Emile Hippolyte Lecomte-Vernet, (French artist, 1821-1900) La Tricoteuse (In Private Spaces)
Charles Emile Hippolyte Lecomte-Vernet, (French artist, 1821-1900) Cymbolist (In Private Spaces)
Charles Zacherie Landelle (French artist, 1812-1908) Jewish Woman from Tangers (In Private Spaces)
Charles Zacherie Landelle (French artist, 1812-1908) Odalisque 1846 (In Private Spaces)
Edwin Long (British artist, 1829-1891) Music (In Private Spaces)
Edwin Long (British artist, 1829-1891) The Eastern Lily (In Private Spaces)
Francois Gabriel Guillaume Lepaulle (French artist, 1804-1886) The Pasha and His Harem (In Private Spaces)
Frank Dicksee (English Pre-Raphaelite Painter, 1853-1928) Leila 1892 (In Private Spaces)
Jean-Étienne Liotard (Swiss painter, 1702–1789) Turkish Women with Tambourine (In Private Spaces)
Charles Wynne Nicholls (Irish artist, 1831-1903) Eastern Beauty 1862
Charles Wynne Nicholls (Irish artist, 1831-1903) The Light of the Harem
John Frederick Lewis (1805-1876) was a prolific Orientalist English painter specializing in Oriental & Mediterranean scenes fashioned in exquisitely detailed oils & watercolors. He was the son of Frederick Christian Lewis (1779-1856), engraver & landscape-painter. Lewis lived in Spain 1832-34, & lived in Cairo 1841-50, where he made numerous sketches, which he turned into paintings after his return to England in 1851. He lived in Walton-on-Thames until his death.
John Frederick Lewis (British Painter, 1804-1876) A Favorite of the Harem (In Private Spaces)
John Frederick Lewis (British Painter, 1804-1876) A Greek Girl (In Private Spaces)
John Frederick Lewis (British Painter, 1804-1876) A Lady Gazing over the Bay of Naples (In Private Spaces)
John Frederick Lewis (British Painter, 1804-1876) A Young Lady in Turkish Dress (In Private Spaces)
John Frederick Lewis (British Painter, 1804-1876) Harem Life, Constantinople (In Private Spaces)
John Frederick Lewis (British Painter, 1804-1876) Girl with Doves (In Private Spaces)
John Frederick Lewis (British Painter, 1804-1876) In the Bey-s Garden 1865 (In Private Spaces)
John Frederick Lewis (British Painter, 1804-1876) Lilium Auratum 1871 (In Private Spaces)
John Frederick Lewis (British Painter, 1804-1876) Private Conversation (In Private Spaces)
John Frederick Lewis (British Painter, 1804-1876) The Coffee Bearer (In Private Spaces)
John Frederick Lewis (British Painter, 1804-1876)
Lord Frederic Leighton (English Classicist Painter and Sculptor, 1830-1896) The Music Lesson (In Private Spaces)
Frederick Arthur Bridgman (American artist, 1847–1928) A Circassian, 1881 (In Public Places)
Rudolf Lehnert (Austrian artist, 1878-1948) The Promenade of the Harem (In Public Places)

5 responses

  1. Very rich paintings Helga, thank you for sharing them Sue

    2012/08/19 at 4:12 pm

    • sehr gerne liebe Sue, ich freue mich, dass dir die Bilder so gut gefallen…ganz liebe Grüße Helga xx

      2012/08/20 at 12:57 am

  2. wooowww…Great post, my dear Helga!!
    I love it so much!!
    Thank you for sharing my precious friend.
    hugs from my heart~~ Jussara

    2012/08/18 at 9:01 am

    • Vielen Dank liebe Jussara…sehr gerne, ich freue mich, dass die diese Bilder so gut gefallen…love from my heart xx helga

      2012/08/20 at 12:57 am

      • Hello my precious Helga,
        you’re welcome.
        hugs and love from my heart~~jussara

        2012/08/20 at 12:02 pm