Marvels and Mirages of Orientalism: From Spain to Morocco, Benjamin-Constant in His Time, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Jan 31-May 31, 2015
Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant, The Favourite of the Emir, about 1879, Oil on canvas, 142.2 x 221 cm. Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, Courtesy of the United States Naval Academy Museum. From mbam.qc.ca.
Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant, Afternoon in the Harem, 1880, oil on wood. 55 x 36.8 cm. Collection Kenneth Jay Lane. Photo Richard. P. Goodbody. From mbam.qc.ca.
Lalla Essaydi, Harem No. 2, 2009, Chromogenic print mounted on aluminum, 4/15, 76.2 x 101.6 cm. Courtesy the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich. Photo © Lalla Essaydi/Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
The Four Lads singing the original 'Istanbul (Not Constantinople),' 1953, with lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy and Music by Nat Simon:
Milan & Phoenix's version of 'Istanbul (Not Constantinople)' from 2012:
'Istanbul (Not Constantinople)' on Muppets Tonight in 1997 with Pierce Brosnan (They Might Be Giants released its version of the song in 1990):
The Japanese Kabuki-Inspired Ballet Eonnagata: A Collaboration involving Alexander McQueen, Sylvie Guillem, Robert Lepage, and Russell Maliphant, 2009
Video and photographs of Eonnagata performed at Sadler's Wells, London, 2009. Photo above from The Independent and photo below from The Guardian.
Sylvie Guillem and Russell Maliphant in Eonnagata performed in Tokyo, Japan in 2011 (Photo: Kiyonori Hasegawa/NBS). From The Ballet Bag.
Nikoo Paydar has a PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute, London.