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Even though contemporary criticism has often been leveled against Orientalism, to a point where the term itself has become derogatory, one must consider the validity of its primary objective, which was to bring to the Western public sights and feelings that they would otherwise never have the chance to witness. Having that objective in mind, painters like the American Edwin Lord Weeks went to great lengths to reproduce what they saw in travels with as much detail as possible. One might question that effort, considering that photography had already, by the end of the 19th century, become popular end technologically advanced enough to record that wealth of detail in a way that most painters would be hard pressed to match.
That question ignores what is possibly one of the central tenets of Academic Painting, the picturesque. It is a concept of going beyond the reproduction of a scene, but altering it in such a way that not only makes it more pleasing aesthetically but also is tailored to make the observer feel what the painter imagines that should be felt when looking at the subject matter. In a way, it is as if the painter was taking control over how the world should ideally be perceived, with the side effect of making their Western biases very clear.
This oil on canvas was painted by Weeks in 1885, two years after his return from his first trip to India, where the scene is set and is said to have been based off a collection of photographs taken by the artist and his wife on that occasion. It portrays two separate subject matters, which are brought together to form a rather picturesque scene: on the foreground, two armed men talk to an elder in a dhoti, which is set in front of an exquisitely intricate front of a mosque, generically located by the artist in the outskirts of Delhi.
Now in exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, this work belongs to a broader continuum of exotic scenes created not only by Weeks, but also by his Orientalist peers, with the objective of not only showing the wonders of the East to Western audiences, but also establishing a particular discourse based on the experiences of wealthy Americans and Europeans travelling the globe, meaning that the public would not only experience the setting itself but instead have the experience of being a wealthy Westerner traveling the East.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Old Blue Tiled Mosque Outside Of Delhi India, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Old Blue Tiled Mosque Outside Of Delhi India that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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