Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The first Odalisques
Originally odalisques were harem-slaves. But in the 19th century they became a great fashion in art. They became the hot wet dreams of many artists. Oriental women, willing slaves ready for love at any moment when their master made a single move with a finger.
So at first one of our absolute favourites. Its by the French painter Paul Désiré Trouillebert, who called it "The Harem Servant" (1874).