Orientalism and Occidentalism
- Wallace Collection |
Artistic Encounters Between Europe and the Arab World in the Medieval and Renaissance Periods
Doris Bherens-Abouseif, Nasser D Khalili Chair of Ismlamic Art and Archaeology at SOAS, University of London, presents examples of Orientalism- particularly the use of Islamic motifs- in Italian art of the medieval and Renaissance period, and compares them with cases of Occidentalism in Islamic art, in particular in Egypt and Syria during the Mamluk period (1250-1517).
She will discuss the meanings of these borrowings, and their cultural significance.