Beate Elvira Renner


Journey to the East


"Je ne peins pas l'être, je peins le passage." MONTAIGNE


special thanks to the Government of the Republic of Maldives (H.E. President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Minister of Information, Arts and Culture, Mr. Maniku, Minister of Information, Arts and Culture), the Sultanate of Oman (His Majesty Sultan Quaboos Bin Said, the Ministery of Diwan of Royal Court and the Ministery of Patrimony and Culture), the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in Paris/France, the Omani Society for Fine Arts, the National Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia (Mrs. Wairah Marzuki), the Embassy of Malaysia in Paris/France and Bernhard + Ott Online Publishing Berlin/Germany.


Worldmap of Arabia and India: Lopo Homem, Atlas Miller, 1519, f°2r°. Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France