The Art of Louis Sabattier II: 1900 – 1918

Many of Louis Sabattier´s soft focussed photo-paintings for the French magazine L Illustration conveyed a ambiguous cultural – critical content. Especially his popular scenes of colonial tourism could easily be read as a subversive comment on the Eurocentric perspective of the oriental painting tradition of his teachers Jean-Léon Gérôme and Gustave Boulanger. Exoticism and alienness, the main subjects of this early post-oriental art, are represented not only as intercultural, but also as intracultural phenomena.Topics: World Exhibition / Russo-Japanese War / Captain of Köpenick / World War I

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