As to their women, it is a little different: they cultivate beauty from childhood upwards, and may by care and training attain to a certain degree of excellence in that point, just like the oriental odalisques
He has sewn up ever so many odalisques
in sacks and tilted them into the Nile.
Now look here, when Olympia was shown at the Salon, Zola--amid the jeers of the Philistines and the hisses of the pompiers, the academicians, and the public, Zola said: `I look forward to the day when Manet's picture will hang in the Louvre opposite the Odalisque
of Ingres, and it will not be the Odalisque
which will gain by comparison.
Appropriating the stereotypes of a colonial Orient, Benjamin-Constant alternated indolent odalisques
and fierce Moors in his huge, meticulously constructed compositions.
Picasso once joked that Matisse had left him his odalisques
as a legacy, and here he makes reference not only to Matisse's orientalism but to his exuberant high colour and pattern-making, too.
63) Male artists relying largely on their imaginations, depicted opulently decorated interiors with luxuriant odalisques
in the nude or in Oriental dress.
Revising Orientalist cliches that attribute voracious sensuality to sultans and odalisques
, the Rubaiyat offers an Oriental figure whose heightened awareness of stimuli leads to philosophical wisdom and scientific achievement.
It was clearly influenced by Ingres' Odalisques
and painted in homage to Delacroix's Women of Algiers in Their Apartment (1834), and points the way to the exotic elements in Matisse's Algerian paintings.
Peekaboo cut-outs on carved wood mirrors beguile, inviting would-be odalisques
to lounge upon Bathe Home's enticingly-patterned plump cushions.
The members of the commune dutifully painted Ottoesque odalisques
and fauns and made films, small gems about--what else?
The women then become literal odalisques
, from the Turkish, means to belong to a place).
Mind you, this fact never reflected in the silk worn by beautiful Mediterranean odalisques