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L'Andalousie au Temps des Maures. Exposition de 1900.
74, Boulevard Haussmann a Paris. Imprimerie CHAIX (Ateliers Cheret)j
Reference: Broido 523, DFP 265.
The Spanish pavilion at the 1900 World's Fair in Paris featured an exhibit of Andalusian art from the time of the Moorish occupation of the Iberian peninsula. The "Moors were Islamic invaders from Africa who entered Spain around the year 700, remaining in power until they were decisively beaten at Granada in 1492."
L’Andalouise refers to Andalusia, which in the ancient times, was populated by the Iberians (from Asia Minor and northern Turkey), the Phoenicians (ancestors of Lebanese), the Carthaginians (former inhabitants of the current Tunisia) and Tartessians . It is then under the obedience of the Carthaginians, then the Romans. It was occupied by the Moors, in French the Maures, of 711 until 1492. This is what this incredible poster, by the master of color printing Jules Cheret, “L’Andalouise au Tempsdes Maures” translates to “Andalusia in the Time of the Moors”. The “Moors” refers to North African Moorish Umayyad army. Their leader’s name was Tariq ibn-Ziyad, and they landed at Gibraltar and brought most of the Iberian Peninsula under Islamic rule in an eight-year campaign. Land of the Vandals is the Arabic name given the Iberian Peninsula by its Muslim conquerors and its consequential inhabitants. – Andalusia.org and Clio.fr