Brassai @ FOAM

Brassai @ FOAM

Come join us on 15 September 2019, as we explore the first retrospective of Brassaï in the Netherlands. The French photographer is considered a key figure of 20th-century photography. He created countless iconic images of 1930s Parisian life. He was famous for capturing the grittier aspects of the city, but also documented high society, including the ballet, opera, and intellectuals; among them his friends and contemporaries like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Henri Matisse. This exhibition at FOAM traces his career with over 170 vintage prints, plus a selection of drawings, a sculpture and documentary material.

Brassaï gathers many of the artistic facets of the photographer, from photos to drawings of female nudes. It is organised in twelve thematic sections: Paris by Day, by Night, Minotaure, Graffiti, Society, Places and Things, Personages, Sleep, Pleasures, Body of a Woman, Portraits – Artists, Writers, Friends and The Street. Each is very different from the next; reflecting the diversity of Brassaï’s photographic work.

AFTER THE EVENT we’ll sit down at the FOAM Cafe for some coffee and cake.


Couple in a Café, near the place d’Italie, c. 1932 © Estate Brassaï Succession, Paris


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