Michael Kenna: France

28th Jan 2015 - 21st Feb 2015

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28 January – 21 February 2015

Widely held to be the most important landscape photographer of his generation, Michael Kenna is lauded for his unerring ability to capture the magic and ethereality of the landscape. Having travelled extensively to seek out places of sublime beauty, Kenna has returned to France throughout his career, drawn to the romance of the landscape.

Kenna first travelled to France in 1973 and began photographing the country in the early 1980s. The exhibition will offer visitors a panoramic view of the geographic and cultural variety that traverses the country, charting a journey to both distinctive landmarks Mont St Michel, Le Nôtre’s Gardens at the Palace of Versailles and Château Lafite Rothschild and to the splendid grandeur of the countryside abandoned ruins, rolling hills and coastal outposts.

Following the popularity of Beetles and Huxley’s inaugural exhibition of Kenna’s work in 2012, Michael Kenna: France will be the first opportunity to see an extensive selection of works from the France archive in the United Kingdom. Timed to coincide with the much-anticipated release of the monograph, France (Nazraeli Press), the exhibition will feature both iconic and lesser-known photographs from Kenna’s extensive archive.

Works

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Pebbles and Beach House, Cayeux-Sur-Mer, Picardie, France, 2009 by Michael Kenna

Pebbles and Beach House, Cayeux-Sur-Mer, Picardie, France, 2009

Michael Kenna

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Rising Tide, Ault, Picardy, France, 2009 by Michael Kenna

Rising Tide, Ault, Picardy, France, 2009

Michael Kenna

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Ault Cliffs, Study 1, Picardy, France, 2009 by Michael Kenna

Ault Cliffs, Study 1, Picardy, France, 2009

Michael Kenna

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Soiree, Beau Rivage, Nice, France, 1996 by Michael Kenna

Soiree, Beau Rivage, Nice, France, 1996

Michael Kenna

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Falaise D'aval Et Nuages, Etretat, Haute-Normandie, France, 2000 by Michael Kenna

Falaise D’aval Et Nuages, Etretat, Haute-Normandie, France, 2000

Michael Kenna

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Full Moonrise, Chausey Islands, France, 2007 by Michael Kenna

Full Moonrise, Chausey Islands, France, 2007

Michael Kenna

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Shellfish Walls, Chausey Islands, France, 2007 by Michael Kenna

Shellfish Walls, Chausey Islands, France, 2007

Michael Kenna

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Five Canopies, Chausey Islands, France, 2007 by Michael Kenna

Five Canopies, Chausey Islands, France, 2007

Michael Kenna

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Pebble Beach, Ault, Picardy, France, 2009

Michael Kenna

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Early Morning Storm, Calais, Pas-De-Calais, France, 1998 by Michael Kenna

Early Morning Storm, Calais, Pas-De-Calais, France, 1998

Michael Kenna

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Diving Boards and Cruise Ship, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France, 1997 by Michael Kenna

Diving Boards and Cruise Ship, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France, 1997

Michael Kenna

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Winding Wall, Mont St Michel, France, 2004 by Michael Kenna

Winding Wall, Mont St Michel, France, 2004

Michael Kenna

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Mont St. Michel, Normandy, France, 1991 by Michael Kenna

Mont St. Michel, Normandy, France, 1991

Michael Kenna

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Invitation to Prayer, Mont St. Michel, France, 1994 by Michael Kenna

Invitation to Prayer, Mont St. Michel, France, 1994

Michael Kenna

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Cours La Reine, Paris, France, 1987 by Michael Kenna

Cours La Reine, Paris, France, 1987

Michael Kenna

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Tree, Seine and Quai Voltaire, Paris, France, 2013 by Michael Kenna

Tree, Seine and Quai Voltaire, Paris, France, 2013

Michael Kenna

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Passy Metro, Paris, 1991 by Michael Kenna

Passy Metro, Paris, 1991

Michael Kenna

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Pont Des Arts, Study 3, Paris, France, 1987 by Michael Kenna

Pont Des Arts, Study 3, Paris, France, 1987

Michael Kenna

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Jardin De Plantes, Study 1, Paris, France, 1988 by Michael Kenna

Jardin De Plantes, Study 1, Paris, France, 1988

Michael Kenna

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Pont De La Tournelle, Paris, France, 1995 by Michael Kenna

Pont De La Tournelle, Paris, France, 1995

Michael Kenna

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Octagonal Basin, Parc De Sceaux, Hauts-De-Seine, France, 1996 by Michael Kenna

Octagonal Basin, Parc De Sceaux, Hauts-De-Seine, France, 1996

Michael Kenna

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Reflecting Trees, Saint Valery Sur Somme, France, 2009

Michael Kenna

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Eighteen Hedges, Versailles, France, 1998 by Michael Kenna

Eighteen Hedges, Versailles, France, 1998

Michael Kenna

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Fountain of Flora, Versailles, France 1988 by Michael Kenna

Fountain of Flora, Versailles, France 1988

Michael Kenna

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Bassin De Latone, Versailles, France, 1997 by Michael Kenna

Bassin De Latone, Versailles, France, 1997

Michael Kenna

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Moonlit Path, Vezelay, Bourgogne, France, 1998 by Michael Kenna

Moonlit Path, Vezelay, Bourgogne, France, 1998

Michael Kenna

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Le Desert De Retz, Study 8, Chambourcy, Yvelines, France, 1988 by Michael Kenna by Michael Kenna

Le Desert De Retz, Study 8, Chambourcy, Yvelines, France, 1988

Michael Kenna

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French Canal, Study 2, Loir-Et-Cher, France, 1993 by Michael Kenna

French Canal, Study 2, Loir-Et-Cher, France, 1993

Michael Kenna

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Seven Pollarded Trees, Chapaize, Bourgogne, France, 1998 by Michael Kenna

Seven Pollarded Trees, Chapaize, Bourgogne, France, 1998

Michael Kenna

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Three Trees at Dusk, Fain Les Moutiers, Bourgogne, France, 2013 by Michael Kenna

Three Trees at Dusk, Fain Les Moutiers, Bourgogne, France, 2013

Michael Kenna

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Night Landscape, Hautvillers, France, 2001 by Michael Kenna

Night Landscape, Hautvillers, France, 2001

Michael Kenna

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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Study 1, Bordeaux, France, 2012 by Michael Kenna

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Study 1, Bordeaux, France, 2012

Michael Kenna

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Four Birds, St Nazaire, France, 2000 by Michael Kenna

Four Birds, St Nazaire, France, 2000

Michael Kenna

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Lace Factories, Study 2, Calais, France, 1987 by Michael Kenna

Lace Factories, Study 2, Calais, France, 1987

Michael Kenna

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Lace Factories, Study 17, Calais, France, 1997 by Michael Kenna

Lace Factories, Study 17, Calais, France, 1997

Michael Kenna

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Lace Factories, Study 5, Calais, France, 1998 by Michael Kenna

Lace Factories, Study 5, Calais, France, 1998

Michael Kenna

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Saint-Michel D'aiguilhe, Le Puy-En-Velay, Auvergne, France, 2013 by Michael Kenna

Saint-Michel D’aiguilhe, Le Puy-En-Velay, Auvergne, France, 2013

Michael Kenna

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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Study 2, Bordeaux, France, 2012 by Michael Kenna

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Study 2, Bordeaux, France, 2012

Michael Kenna

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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Study 6, Bordeaux, France, 2012 by Michael Kenna

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Study 6, Bordeaux, France, 2012

Michael Kenna

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Window View, Chateau D'haroue, Lorraine, France, 2013 by Michael Kenna

Window View, Chateau D’haroue, Lorraine, France, 2013

Michael Kenna

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Window and Vines, Abbaye De Fontenay, Bourgogne, France, 2013 by Michael Kenna

Window and Vines, Abbaye De Fontenay, Bourgogne, France, 2013

Michael Kenna

Michael Kenna: France