SothebysTV on Arts of the Islamic World

Posted April 8th, 2013 under Arab World, Auctions, Middle East, Talks, Videos

Arts of the Islamic World
Sotheby’s continues it’s fine series of art videos on Youtube. This time Benedict Carter, Head of Auction Sales in the Middle East, discusses the wide range of works featured in the Arts of the Islamic World sale.

And Join Claude Piening, Head of Orientalist Paintings, talks through the highlights featured in the Orientalist sale on April 23.

Join Lina Lazaar, our International Contemporary Art specialist, as she introduces the Contemporary Art Doha sale on the 22nd April.

Image by Alberto Pasini (Italian Painter, 1826-1899)

From nice-q8i who has collected more images: “Some argue that Alberto Pasini was the most important and extensively traveled of all the Italian Orientalist painters. He enjoyed success both in his own country and in France, where he spent much of his time after 1851. Although educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Parma, Alberto Pasini fled Italy and moved to Paris where he befriended other artists such as Eugéne Fromentin, Jules Dupré and Théodore Rousseau, who influenced the development of Pasini’s technique. In 1855, when Pasini was having financial difficulties, he joined a French expedition to the Near East where he discovered his personal style – and what would become his tour de force: Orientalism. Unlike many of his contemporaries who created their Orientalist paintings in Paris studios based on secondary accounts and arranged studio props, Pasini undertook numerous trips to the Middle East.” Read on…