From Spain to Morocco…

The Musée des Beaux-Arts Montreal, or Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, is currently showcasing the ground-breaking “Merveilles at Mirages de L’Orientalisme,” or “Marvels and Mirages of Orientalism :  From Spain to Morocco, Benjamin-Constant in His Time.”

“A Spectacular Must-See” – The Globe and Mail

The Favourite of the Emir
Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant, “The Favourite of the Emir.” About 1879.
©  David-Kevin Bryant

The daring works of artist Lalla Essaydi are featured, too.  Capturing women from the east, Essaydi turns conventions of beauty on its head by wrapping her subjects with henna script, blurring the lines between pre-conceived ideas of faith, feminine beauty and sensuality.

© David-Kevin Bryant

The Museum also ensured that the exhibition space was worthy of the art it was showcasing :

© David-Kevin Bryant
© David-Kevin Bryant
© David-Kevin Bryant

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