Two Musician Girls - Osman Hamdi Bay - Orientalist Painting - Framed Prints
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Two Musician Girls is a Orientalist Painting by Osman Hamdi Bay.
Osman Hamdi Bey was an Ottoman administrator, intellectual, art expert and also a prominent and pioneering painter. He was also an accomplished archaeologist, and is regarded as the pioneer of the museum curator's profession in Turkey.
Osman Hamdi went to primary school in the popular Istanbul quarter of Beşiktaş;after which he studied Law, first in Istanbul (1856) and then in Paris (1860). However, he decided to pursue his interest in painting instead, left the Law program, and trained under French orientalist painters Jean-Léon Gérôme and Gustave Boulanger.
He conducted the first scientific based archaeological researches done by a Turkish team. Osman Hamdi exhibited three paintings at the 1867 Paris Exposition Universelle.None seem to have survived today, but their titles were Repose of the Gypsies, Black Sea Soldier Lying in Wait, and Death of the Soldier.