Guided tour of the Lucien Hervé: Geometry of Light exhibition
You are invited to join us at the regular Saturday guided tour of the "Lucien Hervé: Geometry of Light" exhibition. The largest solo exhibition ever devoted to one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, includes over 160 photographs.
Lucien Hervé is especially known for his architectural images. His geometric compositions based on the tension between light and shadow suggest rather than describe their subjects. This exhibition introduces the visitor to the key themes of this immensely rich oeuvre: his early years and the emergence of his photographic language, his crucial encounters, the importance of Le Corbusier and of architecture, the photographer’s apartment, the interest in architectural contrasts that he developed during his travels, and finally, abstraction.
For Lucien Hervé, abstraction was a universal language. He used it throughout his work, revealing it not only in architecture but also in scenes from everyday life. Geometry could render even the most insignificant street detail abstract, giving it a painterly quality and infusing it with beauty.