Monday, June 25, 2012

Orient meets History

Moorish Guard in the Alhambra by the Austrian painter Rudolf Ernst (1854-1932). Ernst lived in Paris and was one of the best orientalist painters. Here he combined an orientalist harem guard with a historical scene. But it's all the same, pure exotic fantasy.

1 comment:

  1. Fantasy perhaps, but full of colour, masculine power, interesting architecture, gorgeous tiles.. and strong light and shade. Viewers everywhere, but particularly in northern Europe, would have adored Ernst's images.