Ideal wall natures
Minor mode - Anthropology of the paradisiac natures conceived in Egypt and posted on its walls.
Representation of the nature.
Private collection of Egyptian posters of paradise natures.
The Egyptian paradises, copy/paste landscapes.
Coll. Vincent Battesti,
Poster photographies © Bruno Scotti,
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For now: just three shots until I do the sorting in my albums.
There are at least two Egyptian areas where these heavenly natures invite themselves very often in the living rooms of domestic spaces: east and west, among the Bedouins of Sinai and the Bedouin in Marsa Matrouh and Isiwan of Siwa oasis.
The three following pictures were taken at Siwa, in January 2004 and November 2009, three marbu’aa, the living rooms, only rooms of a house designed to accommodate the male sociability. On the (...)
In Egypt, main tourist destination for archaeological, natural, and cultural landscapes, walls in apartments or small businesses display exotic, from an Egyptian point of view, ideal natures.
The idea is to start an anthropological reflexion on these representations of nature enclosed in posters of the paradisiacal nature, strange copy/paste made with Photoshop of ecological environments and/or architectures juxtaposed in an improbable way. They are called mandhar tabî’î in Arabic, “natural (...)
Prisse d’Avennes, in L’art arabe d’après les monuments du Kaire depuis le VIIe siècle jusqu’a la fin du XVIIIe siècle, Vol. II, 1877.