To fully understand how and why the facts to be presented in the following paragraphs will be useful to anyone working on a presentation on art in the 19th century, a brief discussion on orientalism and what it entails is necessary. Orientalism refers to the orient or east as well as every concept that comes from the east. Similarly, Orientalism in 19th century art takes into consideration the effects eastern cultures – located in the Middle East and North Africa – had on 19th century art and the movement it inspired. So here are 10 facts on the orientalism wave that swept the West during the 19th century.
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