The exhibition “La vie en couleurs” (Life in Colour) offers viewers a unique opportunity to delve into an unknown period of Jacques Henri Lartigue’s career: his work in colour. Until now, very few of his colour photographs have been shown, and the vast majority have never been seen.
Although he is best known for his black-and-white work, Lartigue, who described himself as a painter, felt that life and colour were “indissociable.” As a young boy, he experimented with the autochrome process (1912-1927), then took up Ektachrome in the 1950s. Color allowed him to express his exuberance and joy; it was, he explained, “best suited to portray that which is charming and poetic.” The colour photographs taken during the later period of Lartigue’s life reflect a sense of delight and increasing lightheartedness.
Exposition présentée du 24 juin 2015 au 30 août 2015
Maison Européenne de la Photographie
5-7 rue de Fourcy
Tél. 01 44 78 75 00