Language and Popular Culture
These are `orientalist' images depicted by various 19th-century
artists, as well as some 20th-century advertising images.
Le bain turc 1862, by
Musée du Louvre, Paris
- Odalisque and Slave
by Ingres, 1842. In a letter to Marcotte, Ingres later stated his
intention to paint `a rather beautiful body, of generous proportions,
and as baroque as possible (it is after all a Turk!)'.
- The Fanatics of Tangier
by Delacroix, 1838. Sufi mystics in the throes of religious
Dance of the Almah by
- Ad for
- Snake charmer from Said's Orientalism
- Another version of snake
charmer picture in b&W.
- Thai dancer Not a
painting, not 19th century, but a 20th century photograph used in an
advertisement for Merrill Lynch.
- The Tepidarium by Chassériau,
Théodore, another imagined scene in some vague oriental location.
A 'modern' Jaipur perfume ad depicting a
woman (from Jaipur?) bound at the wrists, unclothed, selling French (?)