Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

DC Art Lovers Enjoy Orientalist Paintings

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

DC Art Lovers Enjoy Orientalist Paintings

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THE SAUDI ARABIAN Embassy in Washington, DC and Sotheby's co-hosted a Nov. 8 reception to open a month-long exhibit of 19th century Orientalist paintings collected by San Francisco-area businessman Terence Garnett. The embassy welcomed the public to view the gorgeous collection, which includes such works as Ludwig Deutsch's "The Nubian Palace Guard" and "The Answer," Jean Leon Gerome's "The First Kiss of the Sun" and "Prayer in the Desert," and Gustav Bauernfeind's "Forecourt of the Ummayad Mosque, Damascus," and "Warden of the Mosque, Damascus." The exhibit was organized by Sotheby's, which also produced the superb catalogue. Technical Artistry furnished dramatic "framing projector" lighting for the paintings which made the scenes on the canvasses come alive.

Garnett, who said he lives in the Silicon Valley, which is the Mecca of technology, started the collection, he told guests at the opening reception, because he's "always been drawn to the romance and historic glory of this geography as it was evolving during the 19th century. …

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