Jardins d'Orient: De l'Alhambra au Taj Mahal at the Institut du monde arabe, Paris, Apr 19-Sept 25, 2016
Carrer de les Carolines, 18-24
(Photos: Pol Viladoms.) From iconichouses.org.
Salvador Dalí's One Thousand and One Nights, 1966 (first published 2014), at Christie's Impressionist & Modern Works on Paper, London, 3 Feb
Salvador Dalí, Cheval ailé Pégase, 1966, gouache, watercolour, and felt-tip pen on paper, 39.2 x 28.7 cm. From christies.com.
Salvador Dalí, Deux faucons et la figure d'éléphant, 1966, gouache, watercolour and pen and India ink on paper, 38.4 x 28.6 cm. From christies.com.
Salvador Dalí, Odalisque et girafe pulvérisation des narines, 1966, gouache, watercolour and sanguine on paper, 39.3 x 28.8 cm. From christies.com.
Salvador Dalí, Sinbad, 1966, gouache, watercolour, brush and ink and ballpoint pen on paper, 38.5 x 28.5 cm. From christies.com.
Salvador Dalí, Charmeur de serpent, 1966, gouache and watercolour on paper, 38.5 x 28.8 cm. From christies.com.
Chinese export porcelain at Christie's, NY, Jan 21--subjects include Don Quixote, Peter the Great, & London Hospital
A rare famille rose 'Don Quixote' soup plate, c. 1740, 22.4 cm diameter. From christies.com.
A very rare grisaille 'London Hospital' bowl, second half of the 18th c., 40 cm diameter. From christies.com.
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
Washington Irving, The Alhambra. By Washington Irving. Author's Revised Edition. With Illustrations by Felix O. C. Darley, Engraved by the Most Eminent Artists. New York, G.P. Putman, 1851. The Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. From nuevayork-exhibition.org.
Nicolas Trigault (aka Jin Nige), 17th-century Jesuit missionary in China--portraits in Chinese dress by van Dyck and Rubens, 1617
Anthony van Dyck, The Jesuit Nicolas Trigault in Chinese Costume, 1617, black and green chalk on paper, 16 11/16 x 9 3/4 inches (424 x 248 mm). From themorgan.org.
Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of Nicolas Trigault in Chinese Costume, 1617, black, red, and white chalk, blue pastel, and pen and brown ink on light brown laid paper, 9 3/4 x 17 1/2 in. (24.8 x 44.6 cm). From metmuseum.org.
Pair of electroplated Alhambra vases by Tiffany & Co., New York, early 20th c, decorated allover with foliage, arabesques, calligraphy, and animals, one stamped Tiffany & Co., 54 cm high. From christies.com.
Nikoo Paydar has a PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute, London.