Brassai: Paris

Автор Jean-Claude Gautrand

Год издания 2008

Раздел каталога Альбомы иностранные

To say Brassai’ was hugely talented would be an understatement. He excelled as both draughtsman and sculptor. He was a talented writer who could turn his hand to journalism. Over the years, he won the friendship of countless artists. But it is above all his work as a photographer which has won him a place in history, as the consummate observer of Paris. The night became his intimate companion, and his photographic work is inhabited by a unique kind of tenderness. His greatest gift was his capacity for responding to the slightest hint from the outside world. He acted as both receiver and reflector of the energy around him. He seems to have existed in a state of permanent availability. According to the former director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, John Szarkowski, in the late 1930s European photography was dominated by two main figures: Cartier-Bresson, the master of classical proportion, and Brassai, the master of the bizarre.