Orientalism

VASILY VERESHCHAGIN, THE PEARL MOSQUE AT AGRA

Lands lost in time but not forgotten, an enchanting mirage that makes one think One Thousand and One Nights, beautiful poetry, mesmerizing music and mysterious women. The mythical East… On June 3, Vasily Vasnetsov’s masterpiece “Pearl Mosque in Agra” sold for $6 134 055 at the Cristie’s summer auction. To get in the mood for my next article about amazing French painter Jean-Léon Gérôme, time to revisit some of the most fascinating orientalist art.




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Orientalism

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