ART1A Orient

ART1A Orient - David Taff 7685621 2/19/08 Elizabeth Folk...

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David Taff 7685621 2/19/08 Elizabeth Folk Thurs. 3PM Imaginary Orient Summary Linda Nochlin’s, “The Imaginary Orient” seeks to define Orientalism and uses specific paintings to point out specific qualities in Orientalist’s paintings. Nochlin uses Donald Rosenthal’s suggested main characteristic of Orientalism in trying to define the term. The defining characteristic Rosenthal speaks of is the Orientalist “attempt at documentary realism”. The title of the article being, “The Imaginary Orient”, fits perfectly since it was Western civilization attempting to document the “Orient”. One of the main artists mentioned in the article is Jean-Léon Gerôme, a French painter in the late 1800’s. The possibility of a true depiction of “the Orient” would have been quite impossible with the most famous Orientalist painters being from the West. Artists would pick up on one aspect of the Near East, and depict it though out many of their works. A depiction of the Orient that Gerôme picked up on was that of slave girls. This depiction
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course ARTST 1A taught by Professor Tachian during the Winter '07 term at UCSB.

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