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Odalisque c. 1745 - François Boucher
Odalisque (detail) c. 1745 - François Boucher
In Western culture odalisques became common 19th century fantasy figures in the artistic movement known as Orientalism; they feature in many erotic paintings from that era. [Jun 2006]
The White Slave (1888) - Jean-Jules-Antoine Lecomte de Nouy
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An odalisque was a female slave or concubine in the harem of the Turkish sultan. The origin of the word appears to be French, from the Turkish odaliq, meaning a chambermaid, from oda, a chamber or room. The word is also written as odahlic, odalisk, and odalik.
The word has also been used loosely to mean a mistress, concubine or paramour of a wealthy man. The odalisque was a common 19th century Western fantasy figure in the artistic movement known as Orientalism, and features in many erotic paintings from that era. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odalisque [Aug 2004]
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