Editorial: Spain and Orientalism

Claudia Hopkins, Anna McSweeney

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Abstract

This introductory essay introduces the first English-language journal issue dedicated to Spanish Orientalism in art and visual culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. The seven peer-reviewed articles, drawn from a panel at the Association of Art Historians conference in 2016, examine Spain's complex relationship with her Islamic past and with Morocco through art, architecture, photography and material culture. They address a range of topics including patterns of collecting, the reproduction of Islamic art and architecture for private and public spaces, the role of Spain’s Islamic heritage in the construction of a national identity as exemplified in Spanish exhibition pavilions, the intersections between art and colonialism, and the role of Spanish art and visual culture in the wider debates about Orientalism.
Original languageEnglish
JournalArt in Translation
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2017
EventAssociation of Art Historians - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Apr 20169 Apr 2016

Keywords

  • Spanish art
  • Orientalism
  • colonialism
  • cultural translation
  • nineteenth-century art
  • twentieth-century art

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