Photographic portrait of Julius Zeyer

Julius Zeyer had many followers among various groups of the 1890s generation of artists. They were attracted, among other things, by his non-conformist self-stylisation. Throughout his life, he acted as both an unapologetic creative artist and an outlander. He stood out for his cosmopolitanism combined with his critical brand of patriotism, the exotic subject matter of his works, and his complex religious views. His air of exclusivity was further enhanced by his extended stays abroad and his life in seclusion outside of Prague. Everything was integrated in his enigmatic personality, and he was often described as a pure artist of life, or even as a creator whose life and work were consubstantial.

Subject: Others
Title: Photographic portrait of Julius Zeyer
Date: after 1890
Origin: Museum of Czech Literature photo archive
Licence: Free license

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