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Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Osman Hamdi Bey: Romanticism or Orientalism?

I'm sorry I missed the British Museum show "Inspired by the east: how the Islamic world influenced western art",

About the artist (Wikipedia)

"Osman Hamdi was the son of Ibrahim Edhem Pasha, an Ottoman Grand Vizier (in office 1877–1878, replacing Midhat Pasha) who was originally a Greek boy from the Ottoman island of Sakız (Chios) orphaned at a very young age following the Chios massacre there. He was adopted by Kaptan-ı Derya (Grand Admiral) Hüsrev Pasha and eventually rose to the ranks of the ruling class of the Ottoman Empire".

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