The exhibition in 5 chapters 1st part: The emblematic A first part in the form of a pantheon of famous images that identify Kertész and Lartigue as photographers of the early 20th century. These works are the ones with which they became famous. 2nd part: The genesis of a work, birth of a discourse These old prints and archival documents were used in the late reconstruction discourse set up from the 1960s by the two photographers, serving as a basis for later prints. 3rd part: Apprenticeships André Kertész and Jacques Henri Lartigue lead parallel lives but their photographic apprenticeship nevertheless took place within the family framework. From the start of their career, they set up a visual grammar from which they drew later. 4th part: Recognition Thanks to their monographic exhibitions successively in 1963 and 1964 that marked for the two photographers the time of discovery for Lartigue and rediscovery for Kertész. 5th part: Encounters and influences If the 70s and 80s are those of a return to their past creations, the two photographers, under the influence of American photography, tirelessly continued to create, reactivating their visual vocabulary set up at the beginning of the century.
78 boulevard de la Reine, 78000 Versailles
From February 15 to May 14, 2023
Wednesday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Prices: €6/5, free entry for under-26s
Texts: François de Mazières, Gilles Désiré dit Gosset, Marion Perceval and Matthieu Rivallin
Paris, Editions Bernard Chauveau
Size 20.5 x 15.5 cm