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Spain: Dancer in moorish spain (Harem in Granada)
Dancer in moorish spain (Harem in Granada)
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type: heliogravure
width in cm:9.0
height in cm: 9.0
artist: Edouard Richter (1844-1913)
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Richter was famous as a portraitist and as an orientalistic painter.
His mother was Dutch, and he began his studies at the Academie van Den Haag (Holland) and then in the Academie van Antwerpen (Belgium), before becoming a pupil of Ernest Hébert and of Léon Bonnat at the Paris Fine Arts School. Edouard' compositions show the subtle light impressions characteristic for oriental painting and his sense for detail really shows up in this famous work of art.

Granada was the capital of the Moorish Kingdom of Granada where the muslims ruled until who ruled Spain between 711 and 1492 C.E.

After the Ommayyads fled from Bagdad from the Abbasids they conquered Andalusia and other parts of Iberia. Muslims conquered the Iberian peninsula in 711 CE, under the leadership of the famous Berber general Tariq ibn Ziyad. With the establishment of the Abbasids in the east around 750, al-Andalus proclaimed independence under the leadership of Abd al-Rahman I, a young prince of the Umayyad household. Thus, from the outset, al-Andalus began to formulate its own unique identity as part of the larger panoply of Muslim territories.

Contributing to this was the fact that indigenous Hispani-Romans assimilated to the Arabic culture, and while some remained Christians or Jews, a great majority embraced Islam as their religion. Qurtubah (Cordoba), the Umayyad capital, became famous as a center of administration and learning, giving birth to such eminent figures as Ibn Hazm and Ibn Rushd, Ishbiliyyah (Sevilla) was renowned for its handicrafts and poetic flair, and Tulaytulah (Toledo) was a city where scientists such as al-Zarqali gathered to study the stars and formulate advances in mathematics. After 1250, Gharnatah (Granada) stood as the last Muslim kingdom against the encroachment of increasingly powerful northern Christian kingdoms, and shone in a brilliant effervescence of architecture, literature, music, artisanship, and religious scholarship. In the "reconquista" of Granada in 1492 Andalusia was recaptured by the Catholic monarchs Isabella and Fernando.
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