Saturday, March 22, 2008

orientalism...

A good thing, or a bad thing?

14 comments:

Jackson Sze said...

Sir, you work is really inspiring... Thanks for sharing!

Dominic Bugatto said...

Lovely piece.

alberto mielgo said...

a good thing

limbolo said...

Efendis,
My thanks to you.

Jamal O said...

Very beautiful.

Lubomir said...

A good thing, this is beautiful.

Elliot Cowan said...

It's a bad thing and you know it.

limbolo said...

Khouya,
Shokrane bzaf 3la Ziara.

Elliotovitch,
Always good to hear the voice of dissent.

Matt J said...

As you know the French use of 'Orientalism' refers to North Africans. Raja hates this phrase, feels it's deragatory. I find it kind of exotic which is probably exactly the attitude thats she's on about!
I assume your 'Oriental' experience is over? How was life working on a JerryBruckheimer blockbuster- was lunch eating crab off the backs of naked belly dancers ? How was working with Fritz?

limbolo said...

Hello Matt,
Edward Said launched into 'Orientalism' some years ago. (Another form of beastly western imperialism it seems.) Ian Buruma's 'Occidentalism' is an interesting recent take upon this care-worn theme.
My sojurn in this wonderful country continues. At night I live like King Farouk; by day I slave on the chain gang of Western imperialism. (As usual, they are enemies of colour.)

Eric Orchard said...

Good thing when you do it! Have you been reading the ongoing explorations of Orientalism and the juste milieau at James Gurney's blog?

limbolo said...

Do you have a link Eric? I am a bit out in the bush for web connections and I have never been in on the juste milieu.

Eric Orchard said...

This is Mr. Gurney's blog, I'd suggest going over to his list of topics and looking up "acedemic painting." Do you know James Gurney's work, like Dinotopia?

http://www.gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/

Daffodils said...

A perfect white patch.....and fantastic colour scheme as well as light'g.Fabulous work!!