The National Council for Culture and the Arts and the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature, through the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, in collaboration with Centre Pompidou and the Cartier-Bresson Foundation, present the first major retrospective of Henri Cartier-Bresson after his death in 2004, opening multiple looks ranging from Surrealism, the Spanish Civil War, the Second World War to decolonization. The project offers a dual approach: remember the artist’s work to show his photographic evolution, and read the history of the 20th-Century through 398 works.
Henri Cartier-Bresson was born on August 22, 1908 in Chanteloup-en-Brie, near Paris. He began his studies in painting in 1927, but thanks to a trip to Africa he decided to turn fully to photography. Throughout his life, he went through different stages: first, influenced by the new European vision; then by Surrealism; and finally, he devoted most of his work in photojournalism.
The exhibition will come to Mexico after visiting France, Spain and Italy.
Friends of Fº, you can not miss this incredible exhibition, which marks the return of Cartier-Bresson to our country after almost 40 years of absence. The show will be available until May 17, and represents an excellent opportunity to see the work of this amazing artist.
Source and images: Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes