Lucien Clergue

Lucien Clergue

Poésie Photographique

Book - 2003
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This photographic retrospective of the renowned contemporary photographer includes'and looks beyond'his famous Picasso portraits and sumptuous nudes to explore the lifelong obsessions and passions of a brilliant artist.This collection of almost one hundred and fifty images traces the dynamic continuum that is Clergue's career: from the mysterious gypsies of his childhood, and his friendships with Picasso, Cocteau and other avant-garde personalities, to breathtaking images of sea and sand, riveting nudes, and searing portraits. Together these images, some of them never published before, create a showcase of Clergue's decades-long fascination with life, death, and the ?mysterious in between.' This volume also includes a biography that highlights Clergue's accomplishments as an artist, an essay on his ventures into surrealism, and a series of correspondence between Clergue and Jean Cocteau.
Publisher: Munich ; New York : Prestel, c2003
Characteristics: 143 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Language Note: Text in English, French and German
ISBN: 3791328506
Call Number: 770.92 CLERGUE


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