Women of Algiers in their Apartment

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Title

Women of Algiers in their Apartment

Subject

Orientalism, Exoticisim

Description

This 19th century painting depicts an Algerian house from the perspective of an orientalist painter. Women look directly to the viewer in the eye, giving a "mysterious" look, and Delacroix deliberately emphasizes the women's different bodies/styles to impress his audience with the East's mystery.

Creator

Eugène Delacroix

Source

Wikipedia

Publisher

Louvre Museum

Date

1834

Contributor

Rabia Melis Direk

Rights

2007 Musée du Louvre / Angèle Dequier

Relation

Roxana

Format

180x229 cm

Language

N/A

Type

Painting

Identifier

Roxana's Turkish Dress scene is as orientalist as this painting.

Files

WomenofAlgiers.jpg

Citation

Eugène Delacroix, “Women of Algiers in their Apartment,” Enlightenmens, accessed February 8, 2023, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/631.

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