From June 12th to November 20th, 2011 at the Collection Lambert en Avignon
The first part of the exhibit, Le temps retrouvé. Cy Twombly photographe, et artistes invités contains photos taken by the artist for over 60 years and now shown for the first time in France. Cy Twombly takes on the role of an associate curator in the second part of the exhibit and sheds new light on his work throughout a selection of photos taken by friends and other artists. Exhibit director and curator Eric Mézil considers the artists’ choice of photos to be « poetic and clever ».
A handful of Lartigue’s photographs fit naturally alongside Edouard Vuillard, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Cindy Sherman and Diane Arbus. Indeed, « Who other than Lartigue is better suited in rendering childhood emotions when recalling specific memories… »
The following photographs have been selected accordingly :
• 10 stereoscopic images chosen amongst the 5000 taken between 1902 and 1928. Lartigue is more than ever convinced that photography remains the medium in which to capture movement, portray depth and thus, seize life.
• 16 double-pages of his adolescent year diaries (1911 and 1912) and twenty photographs based on his drawings. The bottom part of the page in his diary was used to quickly draw the scene he had just photographed in order to keep a record of it. These sketches are proof of a precise memory and a good eye. Richard Avedon wrote : « … photographs that have since become masterpieces are drawn out on paper. What’s so incredible about these sketches is that they contain everything down to the last detail, the fold of a scarf, the expression of a face, at the exact moment he took the picture. These drawings are rigorously accurate and suggest a perfect memory and a precise sense of what he wanted to capture. »
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