LateRooms.com - Check out A Floating World at CaixaForum Madrid
May 28, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsA free exhibition of Jacques-Henri Lartigue's work is currently on show at the CaixaForum Madrid, offering art fans the chance to see many of his pictures in the city for the first time.
The French artist carried his camera with him throughout his life and the images he captured offer snapshots of a generation and how they enjoyed themselves before the first world war.
Among the 200 pictures in the collection are scenes showing people taking part in motorsports, swimming and embracing new fashions.
Lartigue was also a painter, but it is his photographs that have left a lasting impression on the world of art.
According to the organisers, he was given his first camera at the age of eight years old by his father and he used to add short captions next to all the images he recorded.
This hobby has served to create a fascinating portrait of life among France's well-off youth in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The exhibition is free to attend and is accessible between 10:00 and 20:00 local time daily. Visitors travelling to the venue by Metro should alight at Atocha.
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More details can be found at http://obrasocial.lacaixa.es/nuestroscentros/caixaforummadrid/lartigue_es.html
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