[ UK /ˈə‍ʊdɐlˌɪsk/ ]
  1. a woman slave in a harem
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  • Rarely in the history of art have little boys or exotic animals been portrayed as sensual odalisques.
  • His Grande odalisque, with her soft, curving body and dream-like face, bewildered critics at the Salon of 1819.
  • Eos Blog has Fiona McIntosh talking about creating fantasy worlds, specifically for her latest book Odalisque, the first book in The Percheron Saga. SF Tidbits for 4/3/08
  • White Azaleas presents an erotically accessible odalisque, stretched out on a low daybed.
  • Here we saw that the tradition of the odalisque could be painted in Native American as well as Middle Eastern guise.
  • Throughout the exhibition, Fluffy drew his usual odalisque on 14-foot-long sheets of paper attached to one wall.
  • A further ironic implication of Farrell's, Boucher's, and Moore's use of the imagery of the odalisque is that the signification of "odalisque" as concubine is itself a projection of the European mind, since its original Turkish meaning is simply that of "'woman of the room [oda],' implying a general servant status" (Croutier 30-32). Irish Odalisques and Other Seductive Figures: Thomas Moore
  • Fantasies of decadent odalisques can be dismissed, the harem was essentially the domain of the first wife and a power base for women.
  • Matisse's "Femme couchee", estimated at 3. 5-5.5 million pounds, is a magnificent example of the artist's favourite subject - that of a reclining woman in an interior - and this theme relates closely to his celebrated Odalisques series from the 1920s, the auction house said. China Post Online - Taiwan , News , Taiwan newspaper
  • In 1992 it closed, and now it's full of clove smoke and odalisques.
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