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Seldom-seen aspects of Lartigue

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With 'Life in Colour', FOAM Amsterdam presents the work of famed French photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue. On view until April 3, 2016.

J.H. Lartigue (1894–1986) is above all famous for his spectacular photos of car races, aeroplanes and people and animals in motion. But his breath-taking colour photography is less well known. The exhibition 'Life in Colour' reveals this seldom-seen aspect of his oeuvre.

Lartigue’s legacy encompasses a total of 117,577 black-and-white negatives and colour transparencies, and nearly 40 per cent of his work is in colour. The impressive collection spans nearly the entire 20th century, from the first photo he took in 1902 as an eight-year-old boy, to the final image taken in 1986 at the age of 92. He could capture fleeting moments of happiness like no other. Lartigue’s oeuvre offers a light and cheerful perspective on life in France in the early 20th century.

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