“In a posture undoubtedly inherited from ancestral classicism, it is easy to stop our perception of a landscape-even its representation, to a contemplative moment. It would be far too simple to adopt this passive position, almost naive, in the face of Elsa Leydier’s images. The unprecedented aestheticism of her work, beyond formal seduction, is thoughtful and constructed, not to delight us in reality, but to bring us back to it. These photographs are draped with a veil similar to that of a watch case no longer waterproof, like a fault in an ordered aesthetic system, and for good reason: contemporary...
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