Event Title

Orientalism in Colonial Postcard Art

Location

CSU 202

Start Date

9-4-2012 4:00 PM

End Date

9-4-2012 5:00 PM

Student's Major

Art

Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Mentor's Name

Alisa Eimen

Mentor's Department

Art

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Description

This paper will cover the use of orientalism and exoticism in the postcard art of the late 1800's and early 1900's. It briefly covers the etiology of orientalism due to the rise of tourism following the colonialization of the East by the European powers. I will do this by using examples of postcards and address specific issues related to this subject. Some of these issues are racism and other predudices and cultural misconceptions. Also I will touch upon the use of double standards which become clearer when studying the art of the aforementioned postcards.

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Orientalism in Colonial Postcard Art

CSU 202

This paper will cover the use of orientalism and exoticism in the postcard art of the late 1800's and early 1900's. It briefly covers the etiology of orientalism due to the rise of tourism following the colonialization of the East by the European powers. I will do this by using examples of postcards and address specific issues related to this subject. Some of these issues are racism and other predudices and cultural misconceptions. Also I will touch upon the use of double standards which become clearer when studying the art of the aforementioned postcards.

Recommended Citation

Phillips, Lisa. "Orientalism in Colonial Postcard Art." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 9, 2012.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2012/oral-session-15/2