The colors used also had an intended meaning: blue and green represented the Nile and life, whilst yellow evoked the sun, the all-inspiring force.

In ancient Egypt, religion played a major role. This is why most art works represented deities, pharaohs and divine incarnations.

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Romanesque art is art produced in ancient Rome territories since the founding of Rome (753 BC.) until the fall of the Western Empire (476 AD. J.- C.). It is a multifaceted art form that included the production of portraits, mosaics, theaters, busts, aqueducts or triumphal arches.

Orientalism is a Western literary and artistic movement of the 19th century.

Felix Ziem (1821-1911) is one of the great painters attached to the Orientalist movement which is considered one of the precursors of Impressionism.

Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) is another great French Orientalist painter. In 1910, Majorelle discovered Egypt for himself and he quickly developed a passion for the Islamic culture. In 1917, fascinated by the culture and scenery, he settled in Marrakech where he painted scenes of life there.

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