Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps

Before a Mosque

Before a Mosque
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Author: Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps
Landscape, Painting, Oil on panel, 41x30.5 cm
Origin: France, Circa 1868

Decamps was one of the first 19th-century French artists to travel through the countries of the Orient. In 1828 he visited North Africa and Asia Minor, from where he brought back numerous studies which he then used throughout his life in creating landscapes and genre paintings. Before a Mosque is a typical example of his orientalizing works, with its blindingly bright sun, sharp contrasts of light and shade, and generalised treatment of the figures.

Style: Romanticism
Source of entry: Anichkov Palace, Leningrad, 1929
Theme: Architecture
Exibition: French Art: 19th - 20th centuries

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