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An Oriental Beauty is an example of Orientalist painting, a movement popular in European art circles throughout the 19th century. Artists, as well as writers and designers, imitated or depicted various aspects of Eastern cultures, usually tending toward the exotic; for instance, the near nudity of Carl's subject was acceptable in this context while considered scandalous in the depiction of a European woman. The techniques used were usually a blend of Romantic expression and the careful delineation of academic painting. Especially popular among French artists, two of its exponents were leading painters of the time, Romantic artist Eugene Delacroix and...