Orientalism and Occidentalism

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.

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Opening times

Daily, including bank holidays, 10am – 5pm Closed 24 – 26 Dec

Entry details

Tickets: 10
Please call 08700 503 688 for tickets.

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