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12.05.2020 | New Perspectives Talk: Myths of the Orient: Deconstructing the European Vision of the Middle East | Free

December 5 @ 11:00 am

Categories: Historical, Misc, Visual Arts


Join Eve Rosekind, PhD student in the Department of Art history & Archaeology in Arts & Sciences, for a talk about Orientalism, the artistic representation of the Middle East by European artists. The most common subjects of orientalist artwork that emerged in the nineteenth century were the desert landscape, hunters and warriors, market scenes, and odalisques in harems. These orientalist themes continued throughout the twentieth century, demonstrating the longevity of Orientalism within the history of art.

This program is free, but registration is required.

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