Charles Amable Lenoir

Charles Amable Lenoir

NationalityFrench
SkillsPainter
BornOctober 22, 1860 (France)
Died1926 (Fouras, France)
PeriodRealism

Paintings of Charles Amable Lenoir

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Portrayed woman was a concubine in the harem of one of the kings of the Ottoman dynasty and most probably the king lived between 1860 to 1926 as that’s the lifespan of the French artist, Charles Amable Lenoir, who has depicted this painting. The Ottoman kingdom lasted until 1922, so it is most probable that the woman in the portrait is an actual concubine from the Ottoman harem. The word, Odalisque, originate from Turkish and meant a chambermaid. An Odalisque didn’t necessarily served the king but served the concubines of the king. But, if she has some sort of skill or beauty enough to represent her to the king or make her one of his concubines she could have a ‘promotion’. She could even be […]

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The lovely lady discerning into unknown is depicted by an award-winner French painter Charles Amable Lenoir who got the Prix de Rome twice during his career. The current picture portrays a lady deeply thinking about something. We never know what her thoughts are circling around. She could be thinking about her past, future, present or even what she should wear next day. I mean, it is a little mystery that artist have implied in the painting. We can’t get to know about the insight of mind. The facial expressions are deep and convince us quickly about her imagination. But, lack of defining lines on the face makes the mystery rolling on. It’s just like meditation. You never know what a meditator thinks about all the […]

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