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Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: APF
Gustave Caillebotte, The Bezique Game, France, Paris, 1880, H. 125.3, W. 165.6 cm; oil on canvas, Louvre Abu Dhabi, LAD 2009.036

GALLERY 10

A Modern World

Economic competition between nations in Europe gave birth to the Industrial Revolution, which initially powered Europe’s colonial enterprises before spread progressively to the rest of the world during the 19th century. Colonialism, photography and the development of new modes of transport provided European artists with new, international sources of inspiration while technological innovations and artistic creativity were glorified in new, universal exhibitions. By capturing reality and eliminating distance, photography gave the individual the impression of taking possession of the world. Since its invention, photography revolutionised artistic creation, prompting painters in Europe, then around the world, to drastically alter the way they capture images and interpret reality.

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier
Édouard Manet, The Bohemian, Paris, France, 1861–62 (cut out in 1867), H. 90.5, W. 55.3 cm; oil on canvas, Louvre Abu Dhabi, LAD 2009.018.001

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: APF
Paul Gauguin,Children Wrestling , France, Pont-Aven, 1888, H. 93, W. 73 cm; oil on canvas, Louvre Abu Dhabi, LAD 2010.001

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: APF
Osman Hamdi Bey, Young Emir Studying, Turkey, Istanbul (?), 1878, H. 45.5, W. 90 cm; Oil on canvas, Louvre Abu Dhabi, LAD 2012.017

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Mustahfa Aboobacker/ Seeing Things
Alfred Sisley (Paris, 1839–Moret-sur-Loing, 1899), The Road to Verrières, France, 1872, H 46 x W 61, Oil on canvas, Louvre Abu Dhabi, LAD 2019.003

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: APF
Gustave Caillebotte, The Bezique Game, France, Paris, 1880, H. 125.3, W. 165.6 cm; oil on canvas, Louvre Abu Dhabi, LAD 2009.036
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