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Date(s) - 9 May, 2023 - 15 Oct, 2023
12:00 am

Museo Diocesano



The anthological exhibition “Robert Doisneau” at the Museo Diocesano Carlo Maria Martini traces the career of one of the most important photographers of the 20th century (1912-1994) through 130 black and white shots. On display are some of his best-known works, including “Le Baiser de l’Hôtel de Ville”, his most famous image.
The exhibition recounts more than fifty years of the career of Robert Doisneau, considered, together with Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the fathers of French humanist photography and street photojournalism, through an itinerary divided into sections that analyses his most recurrent and recognisable themes: from war to liberation, work, love, children’s games, leisure time, music, fashion, knowing how to translate the gestures, desires and emotions of post-war humanity.
The subjects of his photographs are Parisians: women, men, children, lovers, animals, artist friends, writers and poets; not only his fellow traveller Jacques Prévert, but also Malraux, Tinguely, Picasso, Léger, Giacometti and others.

More about “Le Baiser de l’Hôtel de Ville”
Among the masterpieces on display is also “Le baiser de l’Hôtel de Ville” (1950), which depicts a young couple kissing in front of the Paris City Hall while people walk fast and distracted. The work, long identified as a symbol of photography’s ability to freeze the moment, was not taken by chance: Doisneau, in fact, was doing a shoot for the American magazine Life and therefore asked the two young people to pose for him.

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