Topic | First-hand paintings of Egypt and The Middle East by artist David Roberts-from his 1839 visit

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  • Rachel White
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    I didn’t know whether to place this in art or history since it’s both. I picked it up in our synagogoue library this last weekend and it’s lovely.

    It is the collections of paintings by David Roberts from his trip to the middle east in the early 19th cen. The paintings are complepmented with historical and religious information as well as notes from Roberts’ Journal.

    I am pleased to have come across it for us to look at and read through and I thought ya’ll would appreciate it’s historical value as well as it’s religious and artistic ones.

    Here’s a free look at it:http://www.all-art.org/neoclasscism/roberts1.html

    and some bound books:

    David Roberts: Travels in Egypt & the Holy Land : http://www.amazon.com/David-Roberts-Travels-Egypt-Holy/dp/0764910299/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1338771923&sr=1-3

    The Holy Land: Yesterday and Today : http://www.amazon.com/The-Holy-Land-Yesterday-Today/dp/9774243919/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_5

    Egypt Yesterday and Today: http://www.amazon.com/Egypt-Yesterday-Today-Fabio-Bourbon/dp/9774164105/ref=pd_sim_b_2

    sheraz
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    Those look fabulous, Rachel.  Thanks for posting!

    Rachel White
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    I’m glad you like it. The paintings are beautiful aren’t they?

    I really like the book that depicts the differences between the areas then- before the major Jewish immigration/pioneers of the late 1800’s started making improvements to the desert- and now.

    My hubby wants me to print out a few of them to frame on the wall.

    sheraz
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    I liked that they showed then/now, too.  Somehow it makes it more real to us, since we aren’t going to be there anytime soon. =)  I thought the Palestine book looked interesting as well.  His paintings are really good. 

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