The East in their Arts

About the Project

Touched by the subtle warmth of the Orient which stirred their passion and illuminated their colors, the occidental artists set forth for an intrepid journey to explore the extraordinary and the unusual. But part of that oriental charm and splendor sank deep into their heart and imagination.
Orientalism is not a specialty exclusive to scholars and thinkers who are authority in the Arab-Islamic heritage but it also specializes in art.
Orientalism in art is a moment of encounter of the occidental self with the oriental’s and its reality. However, it is an encounter that engendered hundreds of drawings, sculptures, paintings and photographs that are widespread across Europe today.