Otto Pilny (1866 – 1936, Swiss)


The Slave Market

The Slave Market

The Slave Market

The Slave Market

The Slave Market

The Favourite

Dancing Slave

Desert Trade

Desert Trade

Girl With Horse

3 responses to “Otto Pilny (1866 – 1936, Swiss)

  1. i am very interested in slave market. i want to learn about it more..

    • CantervilleGhost

      Otto Pilny began his artistic education in Prague. He also lived in Vienna and ended up settling in Zurich. Pilny was encouraged to travel abroad. During his two trips to Egypt, a favorite destination of the Austro-Hungarian school, the first one in 1889 and later en 1892, he acquired the taste of painting Orientalist scenes of Middle Eastern landscapes, life, customs and people, something that he continued doing for his entire artistic career. His paintings also captured scenes of the Islamic culture and traditions. Around 1892, his work caught the attention of King Abbas II of Egypt and Pilny was asked to decorate the Order of the Medjidije. The painting “The Slave Market” (the first one here) is dated 1910 and it measures 120 cm x 80 cm.

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