Orientalism

Review
Books

New Orientalists: a thoughtful book on the rise and decline of Western artists in the Middle East

There is plenty to enjoy in this account of a group of travelling painters who were not only accomplished but also determined, brave and hardy

News
Art market

Renewed enthusiasm for Orientalist paintings and a £3.7m coin buoy London's Islamic sales week

Busy auction series brought records for Osman Hamdi Bey and Jean-Léon Gérôme, and controversial sale of two illustrated folios separated from a Persian manuscript

Archive
Colonial art

Roger Benjamin's study into the colonial relationship between Modernism and Orientalism

This study investigates how North African artists were influenced by French artists—and vice versa

Archive
Art market

Auction records off the beaten track

A new Orientalist star overturns Gérôme; Italo-Swiss Alpine artist fetches $9.5 million and “The big wave” sweeps photography to new heights