Such beautiful lighting. The Young Eastern Woman (1838) was

Such beautiful lighting. The Young Eastern Woman (1838) was

5/9/2021, 3:30:26 PM
Such beautiful lighting. The Young Eastern Woman (1838) was painted by the Austrian artist Friedrich von Amerling (1803-1887). And while the title suggests that this is an Eastern woman, referring to either the Far or Middle East, we are not as easily fooled as people back then. She clearly looks like a Western model, dressed in a Turkish costume. Von Amerling captured her in soft and beautiful light. She was reading a book but seems to be distracted by something out of the picture frame. Oriental paintings were very trendy during the time that this was painted, but very few artists (including Von Amerling) had actually visited the Oriental world. But this did not matter much to their clients, as they had also not visited the Orient. So, these painting can just be interpreted as fantasy paintings. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #AustrianArt #AustrianArtist #AustrianPainter #VonAmerling #Amerling #Gaze #Oriental #Orient #Orientalism #Turkish #Dreamy #OrientalArt #Reverie

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