Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Alteridad e interculturalidad en los viajeros del s.XIX. El caso de Eugène Delacroix

Nieves Soriano Nieto


This article explores the historical and philosophical context of Delacroix’s oevre so as to shed some light on his orientalism and his adscription to the Romantic movement. His voyage to the «Orient» shaped his conception of oriental alterity, presenting three main stages: his representations of the Orient before, during and after the voyage. These have been illustrated in this article by analysing two of the most popular images of oriental alterity: oriental woman and oriental man as they were represented under the European gaze.

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