Hilda Rix Nicholas and Elsie Rix's Moroccan Idyll: Art and Orientalism, by Jeanette Hoorn

@article{Benjamin2014HildaRN,
  title={Hilda Rix Nicholas and Elsie Rix's Moroccan Idyll: Art and Orientalism, by Jeanette Hoorn},
  author={Roger W. Benjamin},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art},
  year={2014},
  volume={14},
  pages={222 - 225}
}
  • R. Benjamin
  • Published 3 July 2014
  • Art
  • Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art
There are few places more remote fromMelbourne than Tangiers. Yet when the young Australian painter Hilda Rix visited there in search of fresh subjects in 1912, she encountered the familiar sight and smell of gum trees amidst the chaos of unfamiliar languages and a motley multi-ethnic crowd. Jeanette Hoorn’s book is aptly entitledMoroccan Idyll, because the unfailing optimism of the two Australian sisters, Hilda and Elsie Rix, turned potentially fraught journeys to the seedy African side of the… 

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