From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Eugène Bataille (Mans, May 7, 1854 - Clermont (Oise), June 10, 1891, better known under his pseudonym Arthur Sapeck) was a French artist and illustrator who was known to travel the streets with his head painted blue. In the second show of the Incoherents in 1883, he contributed an 'augmented' Mona Lisa (Mona Lisa Smoking a Pipe) that directly prefigures the famous Marcel Duchamp image L.H.O.O.Q. of 1919.
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- French avant-garde
- A History of Derision
- History of subcultures in the 19th century
- 19th century avant-garde
- 19th century art