Artists’ studios have fascinated photographers since the dawn of photography. Whether documenting the interiors and portraits of fashionable artists, taking an interest in the creative process or using the studio as a metaphor for the birth of images, photography has constantly penetrated and explored these spaces where works of art are created since the 19th century. Never before has an exhibition dealt on such a large scale and in such a spectacular way with this photographic view of the studio. Far from being an exhaustive presentation of studio photography since the birth of the process, the exhibition explores the persistence of this fascination. Nearly 400 photographs give visitors a close-up view of the artist’s creative process, from Ingres, Picasso, Matisse, Bourdelle, Zadkine and Brancusi to Joan Mitchell, Miquel Barcelo and Jeff Koons.

Photographer Illés Sarkantyu is taking part in the exhibition, with one of his works dedicated to Lucien Hervé.


Dans l’atelier

5th April – 17th July 2016

Petit Palais- Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris
Avenue Winston Churchill – 75008 Paris