Galerie Françoise Paviot, Small is beautiful part II
© Radiguet, Courtesy Galerie Françoise Paviot
© Robert Doisneau, Courtesy Galerie Françoise Paviot
© Melies, Courtesy Galerie Françoise Paviot
© Corot, Courtesy Galerie Françoise Paviot
© Brassaï, Courtesy Galerie Françoise Paviot
© Ian Paterson, Courtesy Galerie Françoise Paviot
© Bogdan Konopka, Courtesy Galerie Françoise Paviot
© Henri Cartier-Bresson, Courtesy Galerie Françoise Paviot
Curated by Agnès de Gouvion Saint Cyr, one of the three themes of this year’s Mois de la Photo is "Small is beautiful". This theme was developed many years ago by the Galerie Alain Paviot, to which the head curator Jean-Luc Monterosso did not fail to pay tribute. So it was natural that the Galerie Françoise Paviot play an integral part here. "Small is beautiful" is perhaps even more well-founded, shedding light on the issues raised by the first exhibition. As proof, just read the introductory text by Françoise Paviot.
What follows is a story of small-format photography. It was mandatory in the beginning due to the limits of the equipment. But even with technological developments, the format has remained with us in Polaroids and photo booths.
Perhaps it’s better to look at artists who have chosen to work in small format, like Bogdan Konopka, Ian Paterson and André Kertész, whose small prints made for layouts of his books at the turn of the late 1920s and early 1930s are now highly valued by art collectors.
From Robert Doisneau and Cartier-Bresson to Radiguet, Meliès, Corot and Brassaï, visitors are likely to enjoy this small and assorted collection.
"Small is beautiful part II"
In part of Le Mois de la Photo
Until December 22th, 2012
Galerie Françoise Paviot
57 rue Sainte Anne
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Thursday - Saturday 2.30pm - 7pm