Let a little color in. Utilizing a striking color palette, the artist explores the uniquely brilliant light of Africa and Asia. With roots steeped in Napoleon's African invasion, so-called Orientalism was a movement in art and literature which took the Western world by storm in the late 19th and early 20th century, focusing largely on the light, colors, and opulence of the East and, especially, the Middle East. "In art history," one article writes, "The term Orientalism refers to the works of mostly 19th-century Western artists who specialized in Oriental subjects, produced from their travels in Western Asia, during the 19th century."
This sublime art is likely antique but is definitely vintage, depicting the world as it once was. Oil painting on board. Signed.
white tower w/ color palette on back: Approximately 12.5"h x 10"w.
green building with tower: Approximately 12.5"h x 9.25"w