Poliorcetic Art: Orientalism Edition
On Papety's 'Siege of Acre'
You may already be familiar with Dominique Papety’s Siege of Acre, which is a fairly famous work of art. A dramatic scene, it adorns the covers of popular books on the Crusades, medieval combat, etcetera, and also gets used for internet memes. Ostensibly a rendering of events in 1291, when the Europeans lost their foothold in the so-called Holy Land, it…
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