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Michael Hoppen Gallery : Lucien Hervé


Lucien Hervé (1910 – 2007) is widely recognised as the preeminent photographer of Modernist architecture. His pictures go beyond documenting these revolutionary buildings, to create a new visual language for expressing them. Hervé’s bold sense of composition and keen eye for detail have animated many of the 20th century’s most iconic buildings, as revealed through his astutely perceptive photography.

Since their first exhibition of Hervé’s work in 1998, Michael Hoppen Gallery have continued to show his photography at exhibitions and art fairs. It will be the first time that this vintage series of the original Ronchamp maquettes, designed by Le Corbusier, will be shown to a public audience.

In addition to Hervé’s photographs of the Ronchamp Chapel, the gallery will also be showing selected other pictures chosen from across his career. Viewed together, this body of work illustrates Hervé’s keen awareness of geometric principles and the distinctive grasp of light and shadow which remains his signature.

During lockdown the gallery will remain closed to visitors and the exhibition will be held as an online viewing room on the gallery’s website. Michael Hoppen Gallery hopes when it is safe to meet in person again to show these works by appointment.


Lucien Hervé

February 12th – March 13th

Michael Hoppen Gallery



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