Matoš an der Jahrhundertwende
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The Croatian essayist and poet Antun Gustav Matoš visited during his exile in Paris 1900 the World Exposition. He informed the Croatian reader about the different aspects and events and discussed the main trends in art of that time in a serial of essays: Impressions from the Paris Exhibition for a Zagreb newspaper. He was impressed by the globality of the event, evaluated the rising of hitherto "trivial" art in painting (posters by Toulouse-Lautrec, Alfons Mucha), dance (Loie Fuller), and (African) music, admired the new relationship between literature and journalism, emphasized the role of caricature in arts (Daumier) and literature. The new century opened also in his opinion new relations between art and work, art and industry.
KeywordsComparative Literature Main Trend World Exposition
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