Orientalism - called Orphic Cubism Delaunays work contains...

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Orientalism: (1800 - 1900) Following the conquest of Egypt by France and the subsequent takeover by the British in late 18th  century, Western Europeans found a new interest in the Near and Middle East. The Orientalist movement  began when artists began painting their experiences as they traveled to countries such as Turkey, Persia,  Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Arabia, and North Africa. The movement lasted about a century and  captivated many of the major artists of the 19th century, who created detailed and realistic paintings of  their new subject matter. Haag, Carl - 1820 - 1915 Haag, Carl - 1820 - 1915 Orphism: (1912 - 1914) In 1912, the term Orphism was first used by poet Guillaume Apollinaire to describe the paintings of Robert  Delaunay. The term was derived from Greek mythology, referencing the poet and musician Orpheus. Also 
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Unformatted text preview: called Orphic Cubism, Delaunays work contains elements of a Cubist style. Aiming to appeal to the senses, the style employed overlapping planes of contrasting colors. The color combinations were based on the "law of simultaneous contrast of colors," developed by French chemist, Michel-Eugene Chevreul in the 19th century. In addition to Delaunays artist wife, Sonia, other artists in the circle included Marcel Duchamp, Fernand Leger, Francis Picabia, and Franz Kupka. The Orphist group ended at the onset of World War I, but had significant influence on the development of later abstract art movements. Artists: (biography & artworks) Delaunay, Sonia - 1885 - 1979 Delaunay, Robert - 1885 - 1941 Moilliet, Louis - 1880 - 1962 Delaunay, Sonia - 1885 - 1979 Delaunay, Robert - 1885 - 1941 Moilliet, Louis - 1880 - 1962...
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