Monday, April 6, 2020

01 Painting by the Orientalist Artists, with footnotes, 53

Auguste Pinchart, (1842 - 1920)
MATERNITÉ TUNISIENNE/ TUNISIAN MOTHERHOOD
Oil on canvas
27 X 35 CM (10 5/8 X 13 3/4 IN.)
Private collection

Emile Auguste Pinchart was a French painter of portraits and genre and followed the tradition of an idealised vision of life during La Belle Epoque, in the style of Tissot and his followers. His light and natural palette reflects a sentiment of delightful charm. A pupil of Gerome, he exhibited at the Salon de Paris, obtaining an honourable mention in 1883 and a third-class medal in 1884.  

Pinchart intermittently left his native France for Geneva, where he held workshops there on posters and reproductions, under the name of Atelier-Pinchart. As well as exhibiting at the Salon de Paris, he was elected a member of the Societe des Artistes Francais in 1905. More on Emile Auguste Pinchart






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Thursday, April 2, 2020

01 Orientalist Painting, with footnotes, #52

Léon Cauvy, (1874 - 1933)
MARCHÉ EN ALGÉRIE/ MARKET IN ALGERIA, c. 1918
Oil on rigid cardboard
28.2 X 39.7 CM (11 1/8 X 15 5/8 IN.)
Private collection

Léon Cauvy (12 January 1874, Montpellier - 3 January 1933, Algiers) was a French Orientalist painter.

He began his studies in 1890 at the local School of Fine Arts; winning several awards for his sketches and ink wash paintings, although his interests soon turned to decorative work. Later, he went to Paris and spent some time studying with Albert Maignan at the École des Beaux-arts.

He participated in the Salon from 1901 to 1903. At the Salon of 1907, he was awarded third place. That same year, he and Paul Jouve became the first winners of the Prix Abd-el-Tif. One of the benefits of the prize was a year's stay at the Villa Abd-el-Tif in Algiers.

He was already thirty-years old and had a promising career in France, but immediately became enamored of North Africa. He exhibited fifty of his paintings at an Orientalist exhibition in Paris in 1909 and, pleased with their reception, decided to remain in Algeria. Shortly after, he became Director of the École des Beaux-arts d'Alger]; a position he held until his death.

In 1925, he was placed in charge of decorating the Algerian Pavilion at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts. After the exhibition, his works were moved to the "Palais d’Été"; official home and headquarters for the French admirals in Algiers.

Five years later, he designed the poster commemorating one-hundred years of French rule in Algeria. Thirty-thousand copies were made and distributed worldwide. This was followed by several more poster designs, for shipping companies in the tourist trade.

In 1932, for his last major work, he created a large canvas depicting the Ouled Naïls that was shown at the Salon of the Société des Artistes Français. Since 1990, it has been on display at the Musée des Années Trente. Overall, he concentrated on scenes of daily life as opposed to the more "exotic" aspects of Arab culture. Many of his paintings have the appearance of tapestries. More on Léon Cauvy






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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

01 Orientalist Painting, with footnotes, #51

Charles Henri Gaston Dagnac-Rivière, (1864 - 1945)
ORIENTALES À L’OASIS/ ARAB WOMEN BY THE OASIS 
Oil on canvas
90 X 130 CM (35 7/16 X 51 3/16 IN.)
Private collection

Charles Henri Gaston Dagnac-Rivière was born in Paris on May 1, 1864 died in Moret sur Loing on January 14, 1945. -Ecole Française

A pupil of Jules Lefèvre, Gustave Boulanger and Benjamin Constant, he began in 1885 at the Salon des Artistes Français, of which he was named Sociétaire in 1898. Honorable mention at the Universal Exhibition of 1900. He then appeared at the Salon de la Société Nationale of the jury. In 1910 he took part in the Brussels exhibition. He exhibited for the last time in 1938. His paintings were acquired by the Luxembourg Museum, Draguignan, Carpentras, Dreux, Nice, Algiers, oran, Bucharest, Tunis, etc. His palette reminds one of the work of Monticelli. 

The artist was Knight of the Legion of Honor since 1932. More on Charles Henri Gaston Dagnac-Rivière







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Friday, March 20, 2020

01 Painting by the Orientalist Artists in their time, with footnotes, 79

Georges Clairin, (1843 - 1919)
PÈLERINAGE DEVANT LA MOSQUÉE/ PILGRIMAGE BY THE MOSQUE 
Oil on canvas
80 X 120 CM (31 1/2 X 47 1/4 IN.)
Private collection

Georges Jules Victor Clairin (11 September 1843, Paris – Pouldu, Clohars-Carnoët 2 September 1919) was a French Oriental painter and illustrator. He was influenced by oriental painting and Moorish architecture, and visited North Africa many times, in particular Morocco and Egypt. In Paris he led the life of a socialite, and befriended the glamorous actress Sarah Bernhardt, his friend for 50 years, and is today best known for his 'in costume' and informal intimate portratits of her.

Clairin was apprenticed in the workshops of Isidore Pils and François-Édouard Picot. In 1861 he entered the École des beaux-arts de Paris, and in 1866 first displayed his work. He travelled to Spain with Henri Regnault and to Italy with François Flameng and Jean-Léon Gérôme. He met the Catalan painter Marià Fortuny in Morocco and they visited Tétouan together. In 1895, he travelled to Egypt with the composer Camille Saint-Saëns.

He is best known for his portraits of Sarah Bernhardt, with whom he had a long friendship and whom he depicted in costume for a number of her roles. More on Georges Clairin






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Saturday, March 14, 2020

01 Orientalist Painting , with footnotes, 50

Edouard Verschaffelt, (1874 - 1955)
Fantasia
Oil on canvas, signed lower right. 
35 X 47 CM (13 3/4 X 18 1/2 IN.)
Private collection

Fantasia is a traditional exhibition of horsemanship in the Maghreb performed during cultural festivals and to close Maghrebi wedding celebrations. "Fantasia" is an imported name, the actual traditional term used is lab el baroud.


The performance consists of a group of horse riders, all wearing traditional clothes, who charge along a straight path at the same speed so as to form a line, and then at the end of the charge (about two hundred meters) fire into the sky using old muskets or muzzle-loading rifles The difficulty of the performance is in synchronizing the movement of the horses during acceleration of the charge, and especially in firing the guns simultaneously so that one single shot is heard. The horse is referred to as a fantasia horse and are of Arabian, Andalusian or Barb stock. More on Fantasia 

Edouard Verschaffelt was a Belgian orientalist painter born in Ghent in 1874 and died in Bou Saâda in 1955. He was deeply rooted in Algeria. He produced paintings of the roots and passion of this Algerian reality, so abused by orientalist exoticism. Edouard Verschaffelt took a contrary view of academic, colonial Orientalism. A pupil of the Antwerp School of Fine Arts, he carries with him, from the beginning, the indelible traces of Flemish painting and the attraction of Impressionism. 

Unlike other Orientalists attracted by North Africa, Edouard Verschaffelt came to Algeria in 1919 to flee the German occupation of Belgium during the First World War. He settles in the country and immediately felt a fascination for Bou Saâda, that he adopted from the outset. Bou Saâda was, at the time, the "stronghold" ofDinet who is a notable of the city especially He converted to Islam; which gives him an extraordinary aura to the Aboriginal population.

After the death of his wife, Verschaffelt marries an Algerian, from the tribe Ouled Sidi Brahim, who appears in the many paintings he devoted to him throughout his life. More on Edouard Verschaffelt






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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

01 Painting by the Orientalist Artists in the Nineteenth-Century, with footnotes, #78

Herman-Maurice Cossmann, (1821 - 1890)
LA BELLE MAROCAINE/ THE PRETTY GIRL FROM MOROCCO 
Oil on canvas
100 X 81 CM (39 3/8 X 31 7/8 IN.)
Private collection

Born in Germany, Herman-Maurice Cossmann studied painting and etching at the studio of Eugene Lepoitevin. He began exhibiting his art at the Salon de Paris in 1845. Herman-Maurice Cossmann moved permanently to that city and became a French citizen several years later.

Most of Cossmann's art is in the medium of etching, where he excelled in figure studies, landscapes, portraits, historical and military scenes. Apres la Bataille (After the Battle). His original etchings are now found in many French collections, including the Musee de Bagneres-de-Bigorre. The National Gallery of Canada (Musee des Beaux-Arts du Canada) includes an impression of this original etching in its permanent collection. More on Herman-Maurice Cossmann







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Saturday, February 29, 2020

02 Paintings by Orientalist Artists, with footnotes, #96

Rachid Talbi
Fantasia marocaine, Benimellal/ Moroccan fantasia, Benimellal, c. 2019
Watercolour
54 x 73 x 1 cm

Beni Mellal is a Moroccan city located in the country's interior. It is the capital of the Béni Mellal-Khénifra Region. It sits at the foot of Jbel Tassemit, and next to the plains of Beni Amir. The walls of the city go back to Moulay Ismail, in 1688. More on Beni Mellal


Fantasia is a traditional exhibition of horsemanship in the Maghreb performed during cultural festivals and to close Maghrebi wedding celebrations. "Fantasia" is an imported name, the actual traditional term used is lab el baroud.

The performance consists of a group of horse riders, all wearing traditional clothes, who charge along a straight path at the same speed so as to form a line, and then at the end of the charge (about two hundred meters) fire into the sky using old muskets or muzzle-loading rifles The difficulty of the performance is in synchronizing the movement of the horses during acceleration of the charge, and especially in firing the guns simultaneously so that one single shot is heard. The horse is referred to as a fantasia horse and are of Arabian, Andalusian or Barb stock. More on Fantasia

Rachid Talbi

Fantasia in Mascara, c. 2018
Watercolour
45 x 75 x 2 cm

Mascara, is a town, northwestern Algeria, situated about 40 miles (60 km) south of the Mediterranean Sea coast. Spread across two hills separated by the Wadi Toudman, it lies on the southern slope of the Beni Chougran Range of the Atlas Mountains. Mascara (“Mother of Soldiers”) was founded as a Turkish military garrison in 1701. In about 1790 the town was abandoned by the Spanish Muslims (Moors) who had settled there and was returned to the Turks, who settled a Jewish community there. In 1832 Abdelkader, an Algerian patriot who was born in the vicinity, chose Mascara as his headquarters. The town was reduced to ruins by the French in 1835. More on Mascara

Rachid Talbi was born on October 29, 1967 in Beni Mellal - Morocco. He lives in Oran - Algeria.

Graduated in 1992 following higher studies at the University of Es-Senia in Oran, in the Microbiology sector. He is a self-taught artist and a member of the National Union of Cultural Arts.

After his university studies, Rachid Talbi chooses to make his gift for painting, his profession. In the 2000s, his artistic career took a flourishing turn when he became a permanent artist at the Dar El Kenz gallery in Algiers. Endowed with a very rich artistic activity, he takes part in events related to painting in the Museums, galleries and cultural places of several cities of Algeria.

He exhibits regularly at the Maghreb fair in Paris. Some of his paintings were acquired by the Embassies of France, Venezuala and the United States in Algiers as well as by the Presidency of the Algerian Republic and the City of Paris. In 2009, he received a letter of recognition from his Majesty the King of Morocco, Rachid TALBI having offered him a canvas during the Feast of the Throne.

Rachid Talbi is a contemporary figurative painter who uses all techniques to express his art: oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, charcoal and pencil. From its bright and colorful touch flow scenes from everyday life, portraits, fantasias, marines, still lifes ...

His painting leaves no one indifferent and his notoriety is real in Algeria and Morocco. His talent explodes on social networks where he appears among the greatest contemporary painters of the Maghreb. More on Rachid Talbi






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