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Interior Of The Mosque At Cordova by Edwin Lord Weeks - Reproduction Oil Painting
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Interior Of The Mosque At Cordova

While as an art genre Orientalism can be said to have produced some of the most impressive works of art of the 19th century, it always carries with itself a complicated historical context and Western bias towards other cultures. Chief among which is Islam, for representing not only something different but also those who in many cases were the military enemies of Western nations. Since Edwin Lord Weeks had much of his artistic education under Jean-Léon Gérôme and Léon Bonnat, it would be expected for him to replicate not only the technique and choice of the subject matter of his mentors but also the more troubling aspects of their art.

In this oil on canvas, Weeks portrayed a collation of fact and fiction, creating a scene that at the same time depicted one of Spain’s most incredible landmarks, the Great Mosque-Cathedral of Cordova, and the author’s proclivities towards Islam. Experts have dated the painting as having been produced circa 1880 since during that period Weeks is known to have spent time in Cordova. It is now in possession of The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, and was purchased directly from the artist’s estate in 1905.

In the estate’s descriptor of the painting, Weeks described the scene as an old Moor preaching holy war against Christians, a Jihad, holding the green flag of Mohammad aloft and asking for the Prophet’s help to drive the Christian out of Spain. His audience is composed of men from all walks of Moorish life, rich and poor, including even some fully armed and armored warriors, and they are all kneeling in contrition. The portal under which the older man calls his people to war is richly decorated, with passages from the Quran and colorful glass mosaics adorning most of the surface.

The artist must have imagined the scene to have happened during the decline of the Emirate of Cordoba, centuries before his time since during the time Weeks might have visited the temple it had been operating as a Catholic Cathedral for over six hundred years. Furthermore, it is not likely that Weeks neither witnessed such a conclamation to holy war in another mosque since such subjects would never have been discussed in a sacred place nor any Muslim worship, which do not take place in the way he portrays it in his work.

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Interior Of The Mosque At Cordova Edwin Lord Weeks

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