Different themes than in previous blogs. Odalisque means a sex slave.Interestingly how many painters were fascinated with with the sex slave and a harem.
Jean Ingres, La Grande Odalisque
Lord Frederick Leighton, Odalisque
Jules Joseph Lefebvre, Odalisque
Eugene Delacroix, Odalisque
Eugene Delacroix, Odalisque
Maurice Bompard - L'attente, Odalisques dans le harem
Luis Ricardo Falero, The Favorite,
Benjamin Constant - Favorite of the Emir
Georges Jules Victor Clairin - The Sultan's Favorites
Rudolph Ernst - Favorite of the Farm
The title says it all about the artist. Farm, eh?
Rudolph Ernst - Odalisque with Cupids
Rudolph Ernst - The Captives
Giulio Rosati - Picking the favorite
Giulio Rosati - Une nouvelle arrivée
Benjamin Constant - Odalisque
Fabio Fabbi - Reclining Odalisques by a Reflecting Pool
Edouard Richter - In the Harem
Frederick Arthur Bridgman - Odalisque
Frederick Goodall - A New Light in the Harem
Frederick Goodall - The pets of the harem
John Frederick Lewis - Scene in the Hareem
Georges Jules Victor Clairin - Harem Woman
Jean-Léon Gérôme - Harem Pool
Jean-Léon Gérôme - Purchase of A Slave
Jean-Léon Gérôme - The Slave Market
Jean-Léon Gérôme - Selling Slaves in Rome
Jean-Léon Gérôme - Slave Auction or Slave Market in Rome
Fabio Fabbi - The Slave Market
When accused of profaning the Eleusinian Mysteries, she was defended by the orator Hypereides, one of her lovers. The speech for the prosecution was written by Anaximenes of Lampsacus according to Diodorus Periegetes. When it seemed as if the verdict would be unfavourable, Hypereides tore open her robe and displayed her body, most notably her breasts, which so moved them that they acquitted her. According to others, Phryne herself removed her own clothing. The judges' change of heart was not simply because they were overcome by the beauty of her naked body, but because such unusual physical beauty was often seen as a facet of divinity or a mark of divine favor during those times.
Jean-Léon Gérôme - Phryne before the Areopagus
José Frappa, Phryne
Henryk Siemieradzki , Phryne on the Poseidon's celebration in Eleusis.
Franz von Stuck, Phryne
Phryne by Gustave Boulanger
Artur Grottger, Phryne
Johann Georg van Caspel, Phryne
Paul Emile Berthon, Phryne
James Pradier, Phryne Louvre
In 1884 cartoon in Puck magazine ridicules James G. Blaine as the tattooed-man, with many indelible scandals. The cartoon is based on Phryne before the Areopagus, a painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme.
Potiphar or Potifar is a person in the Book of Genesis's account of Joseph. Potiphar is said to be the captain of the palace guard and is referred to without name in the Quran. Joseph, sold into slavery by his brothers, is taken to Egypt where he is sold to Potiphar as a household slave. Potiphar makes Joseph the head of his household, but Potiphar's wife, furious at Joseph for resisting her attempts to seduce him into sleeping with her, accuses him falsely of attempting to rape her. Potiphar casts Joseph into prison, where he comes to the notice of Pharaoh through his ability to interpret the dreams of other prisoners.
Potiphar's wife is named in neither the Bible nor the Quran. The mediaeval Sefer HaYashar, a commentary on the Torah, gives it as Zuleikha, as do many Islamic traditions and thus the Persian poem called Yusuf and Zulaikha (from Jami's Haft Awrang ("Seven thrones")). Because of the Egyptian location wherein the scene is staged, it is not impossible to scope in this biblical tale also a more recent echo of the very old Egyptian fable of the two brothers Bata and Anpu.
Guido Reni, Joseph and Potiphar's Wife
Rembrandt, Joseph Accused by Potiphar's Wife
Guercino, Joseph and Potiphar's Wife,