Eugene Atget is exposed to the Carnavalet Museum from April 25 to July 29, 2012.
Eugene Atget is exposed to the Carnavalet Museum from April 25 to July 29, 2012. Discover a selection of 230 prints by Eugène Atget, he has made in the capital and its immediate environs between 1898 and 1927.
The exhibition of Eugene Atget that will take place from April 25 to the Carnavalet Museum was made from funds of the museum itself and complemented by those of the George Eastman House in Rochester and collections of Fundación Mapfre in Madrid . This exhibition brings together images and other well-known novel remained one of the most famous photographers of the twentieth century.
Atget's photographs also show the evolution of his approach: in its infancy, seeks to bring together this self-taught landscape and grounds, then images of Parisian streets to sell them as models for artists. It is from the time he devoted himself to the streets of Paris that holds the attention of such prestigious institutions as the Musee Carnavalet, or the National Library, which will then become its main customers for the rest of his life .
This retrospective portrays atypical of the capital, far from the clichés of the Belle Epoque. Visitors will discover the streets of Paris of yesteryear, the gardens, the Seine, the old shops and small business vendors.
Moreover, in the course of the exhibition is a room devoted to the presentation of a set of 43 prints by the photographer, collected in the 1920s by American artist Man Ray: this album, now in Rochester (USA), to better understand the influence of Atget on the Surrealists. In light of prints by Atget, the public will also discover the work of Emmanuel Pottier (Meslay du Maine, 1864 - Paris, 1921), his contemporary, virtually unknown, which, like other photographers, explored topic of picturesque Paris.
Exposure to dive in the heart of Paris of the twentieth century.
Eugène Atget exhibition at the Musée Carnavalet
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