Orientalism Paintings

Orientalism Paintings, Orientalism Artists and Oil Paintings
Orientalism is a Western cultural movement climaxing in the nineteenth century but with origins in the ancient and medieval worlds, and with a continuing influence today.
Much of Orientalist art depicts idealised or even fictional versions of the East (ie Asia and North Africa) although it is based on real observations of these cultures. Orientalism is especially well represented in nineteenth century painting, but is also an important thread in sculpture, literature, dramatic arts and even travel writing.