Through the eyes of the photographer

From 16 October 2020 to 11 April 2021, Musée Jean Couty will be exhibiting the works of a huge name in the world of photography!

Last updated date : 30/10/2020
From 16/10/2020 to 11/04/2021 between 11 am and 6 pm except on 01/11/2020 January 1st and December 25th. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Canceled or closed because of Covid-19.
Musée Jean Couty 1 Place Henri Barbusse - 69009 Lyon 9ème

On the banks of the Saône, near the peaceful Ile Barbe, Musée Jean Couty is holding a major exhibition, lasting six months and including 90 photographs (around twenty of which are being exhibited for the first time!) by the photographer Robert Doisneau.

Exhibited alongside 17 works by Jean Couty, the photographs have two main themes, in keeping with the oeuvre of this local painter.

On the one hand, there are shots of artists in their workshops taken between 1945 and 1971. They offer a glimpse into the lives of artists such as Picasso, Giacometti and the couple Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely.

On the other, there are thirty or so views of Lyon taken in the 1950s, when Robert Doisneau worked for the magazine Vogue. Always full of humanity, they are a precious record of the city at the time. The works of Jean Couty answer those of the photographer, creating a conversation between oil paintings, drawings and photographs.

This is a unique exhibition, which is perfectly in phase with Lyon and the artistic theme!

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  • From 16/10/2020 to 11/04/2021 between 11 am and 6 pm except on 01/11/2020, January 1st and December 25th.
    Closed Monday and Tuesday.

    Canceled or closed because of Covid-19.
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1 Place Henri Barbusse - 69009 Lyon 9ème

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