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Subjects : Architecture, World culture
Keywords : Orientalism, Sahara, desert, heat, man, rest, sleep, street
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Une rue à El-Aghouat ou Laghouat

Shepherd"; Hauts Plateaux de la Kabylie, also known as Jeune berger Kabyle à cheval (Young Kabyle Shepherd on Horseback) and Berger kabyle (Kabyle Shepherd), is an Orientalist painting by Eugène Fromentin, kept at the Château de Compiègne, and a smaller version of which is kept at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It depicts a young Kabyle shepherd leading his flock of sheep on horseback in the Hauts Plateaux of Algeria". The Grand dictionnaire universel of the 19th century describes the painting as follows: "A young shepherd, mounted on a magnificent grey horse, rides gravely towards the high plateaux where the heat has not dried out the grass"; he pushes a flock of sheep in front of him and holds a newborn lamb in his arms. Around him is a hemicycle closed in by bluish mountains whose snowy peaks are bathed in light". Théophile Gautier gives the following description: "The Shepherd (high plateaux of Kabylia) reveals to us an Africa of unexpected and charming novelty, an Africa of blue, silver and icy snow. Mounted on a magnificent grey horse, a young shepherd, as handsome, noble and sad as Apollo at Adm?te, rides to the high plateaux where the heat has not dried out the grass, pushing his flock of sheep ahead of him. On the saddle he carries a little lamb too weak to keep up with the others. How the poetry of patriarchal life appears there in all its primitive beauty! How we feel forsaken beside this young shepherd as he climbs from the plains, where the fireplaces are [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the orientalism style.


« Une rue à El-Aghouat ou Laghouat » is kept at Musée de La Chartreuse, Douai, France.


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