Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Two paintings by Alphonse-Étienne Dinet (1861- 1929). He lived many years with a Berber tribe in the Algerian Sahara. Some are saying he painted there the "daily life". But if we look at the paintings above - and he painted a lot like these - we think that he painted more what the european art market expected: naked little girls, with nice tits!!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
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).