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Orientalism in Spanish Art 1833-1956
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Orientalism in Spanish Art 1833-1956 (Hardback)

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Richly illustrated with exotic images, ranging from Moorish palaces fantastically imagined by the Romantic painter Genaro Perez Villaamil to paintings of everyday life in colonial Morocco by Mariano Bertuchi, this is the first history of Spanish Orientalist art in English. It shows how artists visualized Spain's Islamic past (711-1492) and their nearest "Orient" in Morocco for audiences at home and abroad. With the exception of Fortuny, the book introduces many unfamiliar figures, such as Francisco Iturrino, who travelled with Matisse to Morocco, producing novel visions of the exotic. The state-funded annual Pintores de Africa exhibitions, never examined before, provide a vital perspective on how art served Franco's colonial politics based on a "Hispano-Moroccan brotherhood". Hopkins reveals that Spanish Orientalism was inflected by diverse issues (such as national identity, gender anxieties, colonialism, aesthetics) and put to a wide range of uses. The familiar understanding of Western Orientalism in terms of distinct opposition (East/West) is challenged.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt formsPainting & paintingsArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesArt styles not defined by dateArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesHistory of art: c 1800 to c 1900 Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 17/09/2020 ISBN-13: 9781501345586  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Claudia Hopkins is Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Edinburgh, UK. A specialist on Spanish art and culture, including Anglo-Spanish relations, her publications include the edited volume Pascual de Gayangos: a Nineteenth-Century Spanish Arabist (2008) and The Discovery of Spain: British Artists and Collectors: Goya to Picasso (2009). She is co-editor of the Getty-funded journal Art in Translation.

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