The floating world of Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894-1986)

“The floating world of Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894-1986)” is the first major retrospective exhibition of the photographer’s work presented in Spain. The exhibition contains more than 230 documents, vintage and modern prints, stereoscopic views, autochromes, albums and diaries, cameras (which are rarely put on display)… that allow visitors to grasp the poetry and meaning of Lartigue’s photography.

In the catalogue introduction, Maryse Cordesse, President of the J.H. Lartigue Donation, writes that the exhibition attempts to “help us better understand these photographs, which have come to delight us with their graceful beauty, but which also convey a sense of underlying disquiet. Lartigue is certainly a man of his time, but he is above a man with an acute artistic sensitivity whose work depicts not only a sense of lightheartedness and joy, but also the concerns and preoccupations of a rapidly changing era.”



Initially shown in Barcelona’s CaixaForum in 2010,


This exhibition was also shown in Palma de Mallorca’s CaixaForum until January 23rd, 2011, and in Madrid’s CaixaForum from March 3rd to June 19th, 2011;
in La Lonja in Saragossa from June 30th to August 31st, 2011, finishing the tour in Lleida from December 13rd, 2011, to March 31st, 2012.



A detailed catalogue in Catalan and Spanish is available at the exhibition.
Un mundo flotante, fotografias de Jacques Henri Lartigue
Texts by Florian Rodari, Martine d’Astier, Andres Hispano
Published by La Caixa, 297×240, 255 pages

Find the catalog (Spanish)

Find the catalog (Catalan)




Exposition présentée du 15 décembre 2011 au 31 mars 2012

CaixaForum Lleida

Av. Blondel, 3

25002 Lleida

Tél. 973 27 07 88

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