An Inuit woman with her dogs. A Woman from the Land of

An Inuit woman with her dogs. A Woman from the Land of

5/4/2021, 11:27:39 AM
An Inuit woman with her dogs. A Woman from the Land of Eskimos (1826) was painted by the French artist Léon Cogniet (1794–1880). Whereas many French artists during the 19th century became interested in painting the exotic Orient, Cogniet did the opposite and was one of the first to paint the Eskimos. However, he had never visited the arctic... In 1825, there was a "curiosity" show in Paris and an eskimo woman and her dog performed there. This must have been the inspiration for this painting. Accompanying the show was also an image of an Arctic landscape which Cogniet could use for the background here. So, the painting combines some realistic elements with some fantasy elements, but it does provide a unique view into a different culture compared to other paintings from this time. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #FrenchArt #FrenchArtist #FrenchPainter #Eskimo #EskimoWoman #Dogs #Realism #Fantasy #LeonCogniet #Cogniet #Cold #Arctic #Ice #Icy #Cleveland #ClevelandMuseumofArt

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