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The Carpet Shop in Cairo, 1875. Artist: Makovsky, Konstantin Yegorovich (1839-1915)

The Carpet Shop in Cairo, 1875. Artist: Makovsky, Konstantin Yegorovich (1839-1915)


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The Carpet Shop in Cairo, 1875. Artist: Makovsky, Konstantin Yegorovich (1839-1915)

The Carpet Shop in Cairo, 1875. From a private collection

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Cairo Carpet Carpets Konstantin Yegorovich 1839 1915 Makovsky Moslem Noon Orient Academic Art Carpet Shop Colour Lithograph


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The Carpet Shop in Cairo, 1875

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by Konstantin Yegorovich Makovsky is a captivating snapshot of life in the bustling city of Cairo during the late 19th century. This exquisite print, sourced from a private collection, transports us to an era where vibrant colors and intricate patterns adorned every corner. In this scene, Makovsky skillfully captures the essence of an oriental marketplace. The carpet shop stands proudly amidst a maze of houses, its façade showcasing traditional Islamic architecture with delicate arches and ornate details. As the noon sun casts its warm glow upon the scene, it illuminates the richly woven carpets displayed outside, enticing passersby with their mesmerizing beauty. The artist's attention to detail extends beyond architectural elements; he masterfully portrays everyday life within this Oriental setting. Figures dressed in traditional attire can be seen engaged in animated conversations or examining meticulously crafted textiles. The atmosphere is alive with energy as customers haggle over prices while merchants showcase their finest wares. Makovsky's "The Carpet Shop in Cairo" exemplifies his mastery of academic art and his ability to transport viewers across time and space through his vivid depictions. This fine art lithograph offers a glimpse into a bygone era when trade routes connected distant lands and cultural exchange thrived. As we admire this remarkable piece today, we are reminded of the enduring allure that such scenes hold – evoking nostalgia for times past while celebrating the richness and diversity found within our global heritage.

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