Monday, 2 March 2015

Jeu Paume expo Florence Henri 2015

©Esther à Paris
Femme aux cartes, 1930
épreuve gélatino-argentique d’époque
Collection particulière, courtesy Archives Florence Henri, Gênes
Florence Henri © Galleria Martini & Ronchetti

Today, I went to see an exhibition about the photographer Florence Henri (1893-1982), at the Jeu de Paume museum, in the Tuileries garden and I heartily recommend it to you.


All together, the exhibition presents more than 130 vintage prints from Florence Henri as well as rare documents and publications which show how prolific the artist was. Her talents as a portrait photographer were quickly recognized. Florence Henri produced interesting portraits of Sonia Delaunay, Fernand Léger and other artists whom she was friends with and who deeply influenced her work.

The main thing that struck me is how her pictures are just so modern for the time. It's really interesting.

Florence Henri - "Miror of the avant-garde, 1927-1940"
Until May 17th, 2015
1 place de la Condorde - 75008 Paris - (Open from Tuesday to Sunday)


©Esther à Paris
Robert Delaunay, vers 1935
épreuve gélatino-argentique d’époque
Collection particulière, courtesy Archives Florence Henri, Gênes
Florence Henri © Galleria Martini & Ronchetti
©Esther à Paris
Autoportrait, 1928
épreuve gélatino-argentique d'époque
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek
Florence Henri © Galleria Martini & Ronchetti