[February 1, 2017 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
World exhibition – The artists of the oriental theater on their way to the Trocadero
Paris at the time of the exhibition – Bringing together the races
In Manchuria – The filmmaker on his way to the Russian base
In the Auvergne, before the race – A chauffeur exploring the route
The fashionable automobile-life
An English tourist and beauties of the Sudan
Central Africa, accessible to tourists- Visiting a village of the Shilouks nearby Fachoda
An episode of the march of the Russian prisoners from Port Arthur on the route of Dalny
The backside of the war – A road from Mouxden during the last days of the Russian occupation
The last escort for Mr. Loubet
Eruption of the Vesuvius – The escape of the inhabitants of Summa to Naples in an ash cloud.
An operetta scene in real. The mayor of Köpenick arrested by a shoemaker,who was clothed with a worn-out coat of a Prussian captain
The trial of the Hauptmann von Köpenick in Berlin
Rue de la Paix …. In the salons of a Parisian fashion maker – Presentation of the new spring fashion 1915
The report of the battle
Those who go back there – Come on Mama, don´t worry!
My little brave fellow! – A French mother at the bed of her heroic child: lots of love and some pride
Reflections of two holidaymakers. – You see, they don´t belong to us.
The usherettes of the trams.
The trains of the holidaymakers
Food supply of a military train by a canteen of the station
The Café de la Paix during the war
Our black army on the Cote d’Azur – Senegalese troops during the maneuver: gas alarm!
An American port in France – The morning arrival of trucks with workers for the unloading of cargoes
The joy of Paris
Der Niedergang der Könige der Eidbrüchigen
President Wilson, please see and judge!