Sauveur Galliéro et la Génération du Môle :

une peinture souveraine ?

  • Lydia Haddag PhD candidate, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne/InVisu
Keywords: Colonial Algeria, Algiers, Algerianism, Algerian Painting, artists'archives

Abstract

This article addresses the question of identity issues underpinned in the affirmation of an Algerian painting through the figure of Sauveur Galliéro (1914-1963). As a self-taught artist and leader of the "Generation of the Môle of Algiers," he was a major intercessor between European and indigenous communities. At the heart of artistic, political and social issues, he holds a singular and plural position. The personal archives of the artist and a review of the colonial press allow us to analyze the reception of his work between Paris and Algiers, with the assumption that it bears the seeds of an open “Algerianity”. Free of any colonialist perspective, taking up elements of North African and European traditions, it is indeed anchored in a local and universal topos: the artist's relationship to the sea. 

Author Biography

Lydia Haddag, PhD candidate, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne/InVisu

Lydia Haddag is a Phd candidate in art history at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and the InVisu laboratory (CNRS/INHA). She graduated in Cultural Policy from Sciences Po Paris and the Arts, Literatures, Languages Master’s program from EHESS, where she defended her thesis on the painter Sauveur Galliero and the Generation of the Môle of Algiers, under the supervision of Prof. Jocelyne Dakhlia (2020). Her doctoral research is funded by the Martine Aublet Foundation doctoral scholarship for the academic year 2020-2021. Directed by Mercedes Volait and Alain Messaoudi, it focuses on the history of art collectives between Algiers and Tunis, from the 1930s to 1990.

Published
2021-04-01
How to Cite
Haddag, L. (2021). Sauveur Galliéro et la Génération du Môle :: une peinture souveraine ?. Manazir Journal, 2, 49-65. https://doi.org/10.36950/manazir.2020.2.4