Until 7 September, you can visit the exhibition rooms of Foundation Mapfre (23 Paseo de Recoletos of Madrid), to see the exhibition Henri Cartir-Bresson, collecting the long career of this great photographer, one of the most important of the 20th century. This is the first big retrospective exhibition made in Europe since the death of the artist. It shows more than five hundred photographies, drawings, paintings, films and documents that go over more than seventy years of one of the most important figures of modernity.
This exhibition invites to admire the work of Cartier-Bresson, known as “eye of the century” for being a key witness of the history of the 20th century. For the first time, all the richness of his work and the diversity of his trajectory as photographer are showed from the surrealist aesthetics to the photo report or his intimate style of the last years. This way, the work of this artist goes beyond the concept of the “decisive instant” that made him famous.
The exhibition, developed by the Centre Pompidou of Paris in collaboration with Foundation Mapfre and with the participation of the Foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson, is made up of works from more than 20 international collections, standing out that of Foundation Cartier-Bresson of Paris, the Musée d´art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Cinémathèque Française, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, MOMA of Nueva York and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.