Orientalist drawings from the Musée Condé
Orientalism began in France in 1832 with Delacroix's trip to Morocco, of which Chantilly has one of the famous albums. Born with Romanticism, this movement brought together artists as different as Eugène Delacroix, Prosper Marilhat and Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps. It marks the 19th century's interest in the cultures of North Africa and the regions dominated by the Ottoman Empire (Turkey, Arab countries).
Son of King Louis-Philippe, the Duc d'Aumale, who participated in the colonisation of Algeria from 1840 to 1848 and was its Governor General in 1848, collected graphic masterpieces from the early days of Orientalism (1830-1870).
Exhibition at the musée Condé in Chantilly from 5 March to 29 May 2022
96 pages / 60 illustrations