The Granet museum has designed an exhibition devoted to the artist Bernard Plossu on the theme of Italy. A hundred photographs will be exhibited, most of them unpublished, covering the period from the late 1970s to 2017. If the artist is famous for his shots using almost exclusive black and white in 1965, he was able to experiment with color At the whim of its travels through a particular pigmentary process, the Fresson draw, discovered in 1967. These matt prints, known worldwide, give a granular, sweet and almost powdery rendering to its photographs. This magnificent set will be compared with sixty wash, watercolors, different views of the city of Rome and its surroundings made by the emblematic painter of the city of Aix, François-Marius Granet (1775-1849) in the first half of the 19th century. The two artists indeed share the same favorite subjects, this same interest in the eternal city and Italy, for its alleys charged with history, culture, memory, these landscapes suspended in time, urban or natural, imprinted loneliness. The treatment of light, shadows through chiaroscuro washs for the painter and by silver photography for the photographer, the framing, the motifs, everything evokes the strength of this classic theme which becomes an archetype through the centuries.
Hyères / Plossu
Gilles A. Tiberghien, François Carrassan
Plossu/Granet – Italia discreta
Bruno Ely, Paméla Grimaud, Guillaume Cassegrain
Pneus & A day with the Creeleys
Alain Bergala, Patrick Talbot
La prolongation du bonheur
Jean-Christophe Bailly, Guillaume Geneste, Denis Roche
Le Havre en noir & blanc
Annette Haudiquet, Aude Mathé
Photographier les jardins de Monet
Stephen Shore, Bernard Plossu, Darren Almond, Henri Foucault
Jeanne Fouchet-Nahas, Marina Ferretti Bocquillon
Le jardin de pierres
Tours et détours
Jesse A. Fernández
Bernard Plossu, Gabriel Bauret, Juan Manuel Bonet
L’odeur du buis
Gabriel Bauret, Farid Abdelouahab
Vanessa Lecomte, Diego Candil, Cédric Lesec
Nous avons fait un très beau voyage
Bernard Plossu, Françoise Nuñez, Jacques Borgetto, Sophie Zénon
Avant l’âge de raison
William Lord Coleman
Bernard Plossu, Fabrice Dubreuil
François Carrassan, Emmanuel Guigon
Saison # 10
Le cinéma fixe ?
Lettre pour un très lent détour
Joël Vernet, Philippe Arbaïzar
Où commence le ciel ?
François Seigneur, Bernard Plossu, Alain Fleischer, Charles-Arthur Boyer
Bruno Ely Historian of art, he has been carrying out numerous research work around the work of Paul Cézanne for over 15 years. Curator of the Tapestry Museum and the Vendôme Pavilion in Aix-en-Provence since 1989, he took over the management of the Granet of Aix-en-Provence Museum in 2008.
Paméla Grimaud, heritage curator, manager of the Research and Conservation Service at the Granet Museum.
Guillaume Cassegrain, professor of modern art history, Grenoble Alpes University.