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French Orientalism

Author: Aleisha Olson
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This lesson will examine colonialism and orientalism in the art of the nineteenth century.

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Notes on "French Orientalism"

Overview

Colonialism

The unequal relationship, acquisition and expansion of colonies in one territory by people from another territory.

Stereotype

Widely held, but oversimplified and sometimes inaccurate ideas about people based on their gender, ethnicity, and other qualities.

Orientalism

In art, the imitation or depiction of aspects of culture form the Middle East and Asia, usually in a highly inaccurate and biased fashion.

Harem

The section of a Muslim household that is reserved for women. Could also refer to wives and concubines.

Odalisque

A woman that lives in a harem.

 

Citations:

Image of Delacroix, The Death of Sardanapalus, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Delacroix_-_La_Mort_de_Sardanapale_%281827%29.jpg; Image of Ingres, The Turkish Bath, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Le_Bain_Turc,_by_Jean_Auguste_Dominique_Ingres,_from_C2RMF_retouched.jpg; Image of Gérôme, The Slave Market, Public Domain, http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:G%C3%A9r%C3%B4me_Jean-L%C3%A9on_The_Slave_Market.jpg;

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Orientalism

    In art, the imitation or depiction of aspects of culture from the Middle East and Asia, usually in a highly inaccurate and biased fashion.

  • Colonialism

    The unequal relationship, acquisition and expansion of colonies in one territory by people from another.

  • Harem

    The section of a Muslim household that is reserved for women. Could also refer to wives and concubines.

  • Odalisque

    A woman that lives in a harem.

  • Stereotype

    Widely held, but oversimplified and sometimes inaccurate ideas about people based on their gender, ethnicity, and other qualities.