British Orientalist Painting
Pera Museum presented The Lure of the East: British Orientalist Painting exhibition organized in association with Tate Britain, one of the most distinguished art institutions of the world, and the British Council. The exhibition brought together some of the most important works of British Orientalist painting around the world. Opened at the Yale Center for British Art, U.S.A. in February 2008 and Tate Britain Linbury Galleries in June 2008, the widely acclaimed The Lure of the East exhibition was presented at Pera Museum. The 105 masterpieces included in the exhibition were accompanied by highlights such as Osman Hamdi Bey’s Two Musicians Girls and Henry Bone’s Portrait of Thomas Hope in Turkish Dress from the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Orientalist Painting Collection, as well as David Wilkie’s Portrait of Sultan Abdülmecid from the Topkapı Palace Collection.
Date of Publication: 2008
Number of pages: 360
Suna, İnan & İpek Kıraç
Stephan Deucher, Andrea Rose
Nicolas Thomas, Christine Riding
18 Introduction: British Orientalist Painting
44 Cultures Crossed: John Frederick Lewis and The Art of Orientalist Painting
Emily M. Weeks
72 Seduced by ‘Samer’, or: How British Orientalist Painters Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Darkness
90 Regarding Orientalist Painting Today
104 Portraiture – Travellers and Sitters: The Orientalist Portrait
156 Genre – Genre and Gender in Cairo and Constantinople
192 Landscape – The Orient in Perspective
228 Harem – Harem and Home
272 Religion – The Holy City
320 Some Key Political Events 1792 – 1923
324 Further Reading
326 Artist’s Biographies
348 Exhibited Works
358 Lenders to the Exhibition
Pera Museum hosted The Lure of the East: British Orientalist Painting exhibition organized in collaboration with Tate Britain, one of the most distinguished art institutions in the world, and the British Council. The exhibition brought together some of the most important works of British Orientalist painting around the world.
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