This exhibition is a way to understand Lartigue’s vision of the world. The quality of his gaze is less a result of levity and grace—even though both were conscious choices made by the artist—than of his keen sensitivity to the immediate relationships between things. When the artist first began photographing as a child, he dislocated the world from its ordinary laws of gravity and perspective. Things now moved so quickly as to become intangible, hesitant, subject to chance. The exhibition brings together some 200 photographs centered around the themes of the passing moment, the brevity of happiness, and the...
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