Au Sentier de la Vertu, 1912
Photograph (c) Jacques Henri Lartigue

Avenue du Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 1911
Photograph (c) Jacques Henri Lartigue

Car Trip, Papa at 80 kilometers an hour, 1913
Photograph (c) Jacques Henri Lartigue

The ZYX 24 takes off, Rouzat, 1910
Photograph (c) Jacques Henri Lartigue

Simone Roussel on the Beach at Villerville, 1906
Photograph (c) Jacques Henri Lartigue

Zissou, Rouzat,1911
Photograph (c) Jacques Henri Lartigue

Lartigue Retrospective Exhibition at CaixaForum, Madrid
March 4 to June 19th, 2011

A Floating World: Photographs by Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894-1986), features 182 modern prints of Lartigue’s photographs, including 18 modern recreations of his stereoscopic pictures with their original three-dimensional effect-taken with a stereoscopic camera, a device very much in fashion at the time, in the attempt to capture reality in all its dimensions. Also, the show includes an insight into the different techniques that Lartigue used to create and organize his works. The section includes 23 vintage prints, produced between 1905 and 1926, as well as 3 cameras that belonged to Lartigue, some stereoscopic glasses, 8 autochrome prints (coloured photographs), four albums of original photographs and 6 volumes of the diaries and agendas that he kept throughout his life.

Lartigue's first book, Diary Of A Century, was made in collaboration with Richard Avedon and designed by Bea Feiter, 1970

Jacques-Henri Lartigue took his first photographs at the age of six in 1900. He was considered a child prodigy and produced incredible images of his family and friends by the time he was twelve. In the dozen or so years before World War I, whether it was racing cars, flying machines, people jumping, glider planes, ladies of fashion strolling in the park, or people at the seashore and at the races, the young Lartigue was fascinated by movement. Lartigue was rediscovered in the 1970s with the publication of Diary of a Century, edited by Richard Avedon.


Susan May Tell said...


Really enjoyed this! The photo of Zissou, in the water, always makes me laugh. The book cover is so tactile ...

Thanks, as always ...

The Decorator said...

Now these are incredible pictures!
Thank you so much for posting.

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Mark D. Ruffner said...

I love the racing car, but what strikes me is the pristine avenue in the second frame. It reminds me of something my grandfather said of his visit to Berlin before World War I. He said the streets were so clean at that time, it was as if an army of street sweepers were just waiting for the first single leaf.