Painting - Mixed Media, Art, Photograph, Painting, Digital Art, Print
If you’re a cultural or a physical anthropologist Jean-Léon Gérôme could very well be your Rosetta Stone to the cultural traditions of the past, especially those of the “Orient”. Gérome produced very precise representations not only of exotic costume, architecture and interiors, but also of different ethnic types. The style of Gérome’s oriental works, realistic in content and classicizing in technique, is often described as “academic realism” or “Academism” and thus provide great documentary value to historians.
This painting is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
A bashi-bazouk (Turkish: başıbozuk, IPA: [bɑʃɯboˈzuk], was an irregular soldier of the Ottoman army, raised in times of war. These were chiefly recruited from Albanians, Africans, Bulgarians, Kurds and Circassians, but came from all ethnic groups. They were known for their bravery, but also as undisciplined, unrestrained by the regulations that governed regular soldiers in the army.
September 23rd, 2018
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