Saturday, November 22, 2014

Harem Guard

The Harem Guard by the Czech painter Rudolf Weisse (1869-1930). Despite it's not a decidedly history painting the whole oriental exotic setting suggests a far away place even in history.

1 comment:

  1. With Orientalist art, there was always the question of honesty - could a European painter be allowed into a North African harem to see what was really going on? And what about strong, handsome men?

    Weisse seemed to like Cairo and did excellent work a la Ludwig Deutsch and Rudolph Ernst. Thanks for the link

    Orientalist art: males in the harem