Saturday, October 27, 2012

Finding Moses

Pharoah's daughter finds Moses (1886) by the British painter Edwin Longsden Long. This is a very traditional subject in art history and lots of painters made a version of that story. What's relatively new is the historical exotic touch. Long traveled to Syria and Egypt and was specialized in oriental paintings.

1 comment:

  1. Historical exotic touch indeed :) Long created a truly beautiful image, but I don't suppose the Victorian viewer would have cared too much that Moses was placed in the bullrushes to hide him from brutal murder.

    I must have another look at Long, especially since you noted that he travelled to the middle east himself.