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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
his hookah pipe
Fine condition, contained under a glass dome. Wax, silk and human hair
Size : 20.5 cm high – 8 ins high ( 29 cm high – 11½ ins - glass dome )
This influence also reached Northern Europe. Artists such as Albrecht Dürer who visited Italy twice became captivated by the integration of Eastern imagery into Venetian art. In the 17th century Rembrandt, an avid collector of Turkish weapons and Persian textiles, as well as a creator of a 'cabinet of curiosities', made frequent references to the art and architecture of the East.
At the beginning of the 18th century diplomatic ties were strengthened between Western Europe and the Ottoman Empire, the 'Arabian Nights' was translated by Antoine Galland and a blossoming interest in the Near and Middle East was created. Istanbul surpassed Venice as the dictator of fashion and became the favourite destination of sophisticated 18th century artists.
In 1814 Ingres painted 'La Grande Odalisque' and epitomised early 19th century fashionable society's fascination with the artefacts and lifestyle of the Orient. The West's incessant passion for Orientalism now knew no bounds.
|Height||20.50 cm||(8.07 inches)|