In good condition, original photograph, with some handling marks, see pictures for detail, artist’s stamp on the back.
24 x 18 cm.
Robert Doisneau was one of the most popular post-war French photographers, born on April 14th, 1912 in Gentilly and died on April 1st, 1994 in Montrouge.
He was one of the main representatives of French Humanist Photography along with Willy Ronis, Édouard Boubat, Izis and Émile Savitry
During a grey youth behind the macramé curtains of a small-bourgeois family house, he learned the trade of lithographer engraver at the age of 15 at the Estienne school and started working by drawing pharmaceutical labels.
He discovered the world of artistic creation that would animate him from then on with André Vigneau, of whom he became the young operator in 1931. Four years in the advertising department of the Renault factories, ending with a dismissal caused by repeated delays, allowed him to achieve the coveted status of independent photographer.
‘I had fun all my life, I created my own little theatre’.
War broke out, brutally putting his plans on hold. In the euphoria of the post-war years, although he was daily commissioned for material reasons, he accumulated images that would make his success, obstinately trespassing ‘where there is nothing to see’, favouring stealth moments, little happiness moments enlightened by the rays of the sun on the asphalt of the cities.
He left behind some 450,000 negatives telling the story his time with a tender and benevolent amusement which should not, however, mask the depth of reflection, the genuine insolence in the face of power and authority and the irreducible independent spirit.
Carefully packaged and shipped with track && trace.
- Robert Doisneau (1912-1994)
- Værkets titel
- Les infirmières de la croix rouge et leur automobile.
- Gelatine-sølv tryk
- Kunstnerens stempel
- Vintage tryk
- 18×24 cm
- Samlede dimensioner
- 18×24×24 cm