Here it is Saturday again and time for another
Where does the time go?
I love what everyone did with the Hat challenge.
My Dover Sampler came yesterday and this beautiful image
had challenge written all over it.
In the 19th century, more and more artists traveled to the Middle East and North Africa. English painters went to India and Egypt, while French painters explored North Africa, especially Algeria and Morocco. According to Eric Underwood, “the conquest of Algeria during the reign of Louis-Philippe also aroused the interest of the French public and helped to increase the popularity of oriental characters.” The East had a special appeal to artists of the Romantic era, particularly Eugene Delacroix, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Theodore Chasseriau and Eugene Fromentin. Orientalism and exotica begins with Delacroix (1798-1863). More on Romantic Orientalism can be found here.
Les Coquelicots (n.d.)
Use this image in your creation or just let it inspire you to
explore Romantic Orientalism.