OLD MASTER PAINTINGS

The El Golea Oasis

Artist: Charles James Theriat

Title: The El Golea Oasis

Medium: Oil on Canvas

I always enjoy finding the places I see in paintings and see how they compare to what one might see today.  El Golea is an exotic oasis town located in central Algeria and is the southern gateway to the Sahara Desert. Some call it the little Paradise, because in the midst of this seemingly desolated area palm trees and desert roses grow. 

In the 10th century Berber tribes called this place home and built the city of Gardaya. Below are the remains of the city oasis. 


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