In its painting production, German Orientalism did not escape the European trend and its accumulation of clichés. However, some artists were able to propose paintings representing an orient without fantasized exoticism.
The Shore of Oblivion, Eugen Bracht
Eugene Bracht was a German painter known for his romantic landscape paintings. As Böcklin did with the Isle of the Dead, he painted several versions of his iconic painting, The Shore of Oblivion.
Isle of the Dead, five versions
Arnold Böcklin was a Swiss painter who lived half of his life in Italy. He’s the principal representative of German symbolism, due to his most famous painting Die Tetoeninsel (Isle of the Dead). The particularity being that he painted five versions of it within seven years.