Etienne Dinet

Alphonse Etienne Dinet is a French artist who was born in 1861 within a rich family in Paris. He traveled to Algeria, which was a French colony at that time; first in 1883 as a visitor but then he returned in 1884 to stay as a permanent resident. He fell in Love with the Algerian Sahara and in 1905 he chose to live in the beautiful city of Bou-Saada at the door of the Algerian Desert. He met an Algerian Friend (Slimane Ben Brahim Baâmar ) from the Berber tribe of  Ouled Nail. Their friendship was so tight that it allowed him to be introduced among the people of his friend’s tribe. He succeeded to learn the local language, which helped him to be accepted into the intimacy of the tribe and be considered as one of them. He painted the daily life and the traditions of his adoptive people. He even decided to convert to Islam and changed his name to Nassr-Eddine Dinet. He went for a pilgrim to Mecca in April 2, 1929 and as he returned to France from his pilgrim he died in the same year in Paris. He was buried according to his final wishes in the city of Bou Saada among his adoptive family.

 

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For more information please do visit these web links if however you can make it in French as well.

 

http://www.diagnopsy.com/Dinet/Pages/000.htm

 

http://www.bou-saada.net/etienne_dinet.htm

 

http://reproduction-of-old-paintings.com/orient_fr/dinet.php

 

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  1. Ouvrages sur Etienne Dinet

    Fernand Arnaudies: Etienne Dinet et El Hadj Slimane Ben-Brahim Alger, Soubiron, 1933

    Jeanne Dinet-Rollince: La Vie de E. Dinet Ed. Maisonneuve, Paris 1938.

    Sid Ahmed Baghli: Un maitre de la peinture algérienne, Nasreddine Dinet Ed. SNED, Alger 1975

    Francois Pouillon: Les deux vies d’Etienne Dinet, Peintre en Islam Collection “Le Nadir”, Edition Balland

    Ouvrages d’Etienne Dinet et de Slimane Ben Brahim Baamer

    Antar, d’après la traduction de M. Devic. Illustrations en couleurs de E. Dinet, L’édition d’art Piazza, Paris 1898

    Rabia El Gouloub (le printemps des coeurs)
    Légendes sahariennes receuillies par Slimane Ben Brahim Baamer, traduites et illustrées par E. Dinet L’édition d’art, Paris 1902

    Mirages, compositions de Dinet commentées par Slimane Ben Brahim Baamer L’édition d’art Piazza, Paris 1908

    Tableaux de la vie arabe, compositions de Dinet commentées par Slimane Ben Brahim Baamer
    L’édition d’art Piazza, Paris 1908

    El Faifi oua El Kifar ou le désert Piazza, Paris 1911

    La vie de Mohammed, Prophète d’Allah par E. Dinet et Slimane Ben Brahim Baamer Piazza, Paris 1918

    L’Orient vu de l’Occident, Essai critique par E. Dinet et Slimane Ben Brahim Baamer Piazza-Geuthner, Paris 1921

    Khadra, danseuse Ouled Nail, par E. Dinet et Slimane Ben Brahim Baamer Piazza, Paris 1926

    Le Pélérinage à la Maison Sacrée d’Allah par El Hadj Nacir Eddine Dinet et El Hadj Slimane Ben Brahim Baamer Hachette, Paris 1930

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