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Jacques Henri Lartigue

Jacques Henri Lartigue’s carefree, joyful, and spontaneous spirit permeates his photography. And yet there are other lesser-known aspects of his work that invite us to take a closer look. Whether capturing amusing scenes on film or sketching them on paper or canvas, the artist covered a vast range of themes. Lartigue took photographs throughout his career, almost as a matter of routine, which makes his work a vital record of his times. His style gradually evolved, influenced by artistic experiments and personal encounters. He left behind a rich and varied body of work. Albums of his private photographs provide a romanticised view of the photographer’s personal life, revealing his doubts and attempts to understand his place in the world; they constitute an essential part of his body of work. Lartigue played with visual tricks, styles, and recurring themes - transportation, sports, shadow play, chic women - bridging different periods and lending consistency to his work. The selection of photographs reproduced here represents the best examples of his most popular themes.
Main title:
Jacques Henri Lartigue / [editor: Helen Adedotun ; translation from the French: Elizabeth Heard]
Paris : Flammarion, [2019]©2019
127 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 20 cm.
Parallel text in French and English.
9782080204080 (paperback)
Dewey class:
Multiple languagesFrenchEnglish
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Art and Craft779 JACAvailable
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