Art, Awakening, and Modernity in the Middle East: The Arab Nude

(Routledge Research in Art History)

51imlquGtPL._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_ Author Octavian Esanu
Isbn 9781138563834
File size 5MB
Year 2017
Pages 168
Language English
File format PDF
Category Art

Book Description:

This examines what little there is of bare body art in the Arab world. Artists are profiled and some B/W images appear. Insightful. Can be requested from library.

This edited scholarly volume offers a perspective on the history of the genre of the nude in the Middle East and includes contributions written by scholars from several disciplines (art history, history, anthropology). Each chapter provides a distinct perspective on the early days of the fine arts genre of the nude, as its author studies a particular aspect through analysis of artworks and historical documents from the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries. The volume examines a rich body of reproductions of both primary documents and of works of art made by Lebanese, Egyptian, Syrian artists or of anonymous book illustrations from the nineteenth century Ottoman erotic literature.

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