Jean Paul Sartre at Nida, Lithuania.

Antanas Sutkus1965

Oscar Niemeyer Museum

Oscar Niemeyer Museum
Curitiba, Brazil

Sutkus devoted himself to photography in the Soviet Union and his production is a testament to the daily life of the period in Lithuania. Made up of black and white portraits of the population, it is considered a form of resistance to Soviet propaganda regarding the model citizenship. His approach seems to go beyond photographic realism, even resembling moving pictures. The work "Jean Paul Sartre in Lithuania" is a record of the opportunity that Sutkus had to be with the French philosopher and Simone de Beauvoir in 1965 when they visited the country. In the picture, taken against the white sand of Nida, the only reference of the vastness of the space is the suggestion of the line of the horizon to the bottom.


  • Title: Jean Paul Sartre at Nida, Lithuania.
  • Creator: Antanas Sutkus
  • Date: 1939
  • Date Created: 1965
  • Location: Kluoniskiai, Lithuania
  • Physical Dimensions: 45 x 56 cm
  • Medium: photographic reproduction (B&W) on paper

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