Exhibitions in France

Lartigue, wide-eyed wonder

“Ever since I was small, I have had a sort of illness: all the things that amaze me eventually fade from memory,” stated Jacques-Henri Lartigue (Courbevoie, 1894–Nice, 1986) in his diary in 1965. Passionate about life yet troubled by the temporality of things and the fragility of memory, Lartigue spent 80 years recording thousands of fleeting moments […]

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Lartigue, Album of a Century

Lartigue’s photo albums were shown for the first time at the Centre Pompidou in 2003. The only known autobiographical photography endeavor to this day, in addition to being an unprecedented testimonial of the past century, these albums are also key to thoroughly understanding Lartigue’s singular approach. In conjunction with the exhibition, a catalog was published […]

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Jacques Henri Lartigue, the invention of an artist

How does one explain the fact that Jacques Henri Lartigue suddenly became one of the icons of 20th-century photography? In his essay, Kevin Moore reviews Lartigue’s background and the process that established him as a myth, thus putting an end to a more simplistic, naive view of the artist’s work. Lartigue is not, as commonly […]

Exhibitions in France

The Art of Love

Le Palais Lumière in Evian presents an exhibition about artistic expressions of love, how it appears and how it evolves. Romain Gary once said : “Love is like going on an adventure without a map or a compass, only caution will get you lost.” True to these words, the exhibition presents a bold selection of […]

Exhibitions in France

1917

The exhibition 1917 addresses the theme of artistic creation in wartime, on the scale of a single “impossible year “¹ when the world floundered in endless, devastating conflict. This vast, multidisciplinary exhibition multidisciplinary exhibition provides an overview of every field of creativity during this year of  World War I. It asks what the precise context of […]

Exhibitions abroad

Picasso, MemyselfandI

Pablo Picasso was well aware of photography’s power to communicate. From his early years interested in the medium, he seems above all to have understood the importance of creating a public image, and the ability to sustain a cult of personality. In Cologne, the Ludwig Museum presents an exposition that examines Picasso’s incredible relationship with photography. The exhibition includes portraits, […]

Exhibitions abroad

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 […]

Exhibitions in France

Rivages

Jacques Henri Lartigue’s love of the sea and coastline is obvious when browsing through the 130 photographic albums he made throughout his lifetime. As a child, he spent time on the beaches of Biarritz, Trouville and the French Riviera, and was inspired by the intense encounter of earth, sky and sea. He thus spent a […]

Exhibitions in France

Cy Twombly photographer and invited artists

From June 12th to November 20th, 2011, at the Collection Lambert en Avignon The first part of the exhibition, Le temps retrouvé: Cy Twombly photographs and invited artists contains photos taken by Twombly over more than 60 years and put on display for the first time in France. In the second section of the exhibition, […]

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Muses

Jacques Henri Lartigue was fascinated by women throughout his life, from a very young age… his mother, relatives or friends, wives and mistresses. One such woman was Renée Perle, a stunning fashion model who became Lartigue’s lover for two years. Lartigue’s 1930-1931 albums are almost exclusively filled with photographs of her – she never tired […]