Jean Baptiste Huysmans


Jan-Baptist Huysmans or Jean Baptiste Huysmans (1826 - 1906), was a Belgian painter known for his Orientalist scenes. He led a peripatetic life style and travelled and worked in many countries. Huysmans' Orientalist paintings were clearly influenced by Orientalism's greatest master Gérôme. He may also have been influenced by the popular British Orientalist painter John Frederick Lewis (1804-1876), whose "domesticated" Middle Eastern genre scenes were internationally praised. His Orientalist paintings represent simple, everyday scenes with strong colouring and well-observed details of costumes and objects.

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