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Orientalism: Eric Lanuit's Exhibition in Paris
Feb 26 2016
by Marc Dedonder

Orientalism: Eric Lanuit's Exhibition in Paris

In the nineteenth century, following the Napoleonic campaigns in Egypt, French painters and writers suddenly developed a consuming passion for the East. Fascinated by the splendors  of the sultan’s court, excited by the mysteries of harems, Delacroix, Ingres and many others started to represent Turkish baths, half-naked slaves, the opulence of the Arabian Nights.

Inspired by this Orientalist movement, photographer Eric Lanuit reinterpreted its codes : sparkling colors, languid bodies, warm and sensual lights. Instead of goddesses and virgin slave-girls however, he prefers the beauty of dark and muscular princes, with their sensual and abandoned bodies, immersed in a picture "perspirant the amber perfumes, musk and sandalwood of a harem of imaginary boys".

These fascinating photographs are to be seen March 10 to 31 in Paris gay neighborhood, le Marais,  in Paris LGBT bookstore « Les Mots à la Bouche ». Eric Lanuit is the founder and editor of gay magazines Character, Men Addicted and Ayor Magazine.

Eric Lanuit Orientalisme

Eric Lanuit Orientalisme

Eric Lanuit Orientalisme

Eric Lanuit Orientalisme

Eric Lanuit Orientalisme

Eric Lanuit Orientalisme

ORIENTALISME
Exhibition - Photographs by Eric Lanuit
From Thursday 10th to Thursday 31st of March 2016
Private viewing on Friday 11th of March at 6pm
Les Mots à la Bouche
6 rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie - 75004 Paris - France

Eric Lanuit Orientalisme

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