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+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

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

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

Michael Kenna

Rising Tide, Ault, Picardy, France, 2009

Rising Tide, Ault, Picardy, France, 2009

Michael Kenna

Ault Cliffs, Study 1, Picardy, France, 2009

Ault Cliffs, Study 1, Picardy, France, 2009

Michael Kenna

Soiree, Beau Rivage, Nice, France, 1996

Soiree, Beau Rivage, Nice, France, 1996

Michael Kenna

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

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

Michael Kenna

Full Moonrise, Chausey Islands, France, 2007

Full Moonrise, Chausey Islands, France, 2007

Michael Kenna

Shellfish Walls, Chausey Islands, France, 2007

Shellfish Walls, Chausey Islands, France, 2007

Michael Kenna

Five Canopies, Chausey Islands, France, 2007

Five Canopies, Chausey Islands, France, 2007

Michael Kenna

Pebble Beach, Ault, Picardy, France, 2009

Pebble Beach, Ault, Picardy, France, 2009

Michael Kenna

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

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

Michael Kenna

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

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

Michael Kenna

Winding Wall, Mont St Michel, France, 2004

Winding Wall, Mont St Michel, France, 2004

Michael Kenna

Mont St. Michel, Normandy, France, 1991

Mont St. Michel, Normandy, France, 1991

Michael Kenna

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

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

Michael Kenna

Cours La Reine, Paris, France, 1987

Cours La Reine, Paris, France, 1987

Michael Kenna

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

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

Michael Kenna

Passy Metro, Paris, 1991

Passy Metro, Paris, 1991

Michael Kenna

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

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

Michael Kenna

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

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

Michael Kenna

Pont De La Tournelle, Paris, France, 1995

Pont De La Tournelle, Paris, France, 1995

Michael Kenna

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

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

Michael Kenna

Reflecting Trees, Saint Valery Sur Somme, France, 2009

Reflecting Trees, Saint Valery Sur Somme, France, 2009

Michael Kenna

Eighteen Hedges, Versailles, France, 1998

Eighteen Hedges, Versailles, France, 1998

Michael Kenna

Axial Panorama, Sceaux, France, 1990

Axial Panorama, Sceaux, France, 1990

Michael Kenna

Fountain Of Flora, Versailles, France 1988

Fountain Of Flora, Versailles, France 1988

Michael Kenna

Bassin De Latone, Versailles, France, 1997

Bassin De Latone, Versailles, France, 1997

Michael Kenna

Moonlit Path, Vezelay, Bourgogne, France, 1998

Moonlit Path, Vezelay, Bourgogne, France, 1998

Michael Kenna

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

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

Michael Kenna

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

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

Michael Kenna

Seven Pollarded Trees, Chapaize, Bourgogne, France, 1998

Seven Pollarded Trees, Chapaize, Bourgogne, France, 1998

Michael Kenna

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

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

Michael Kenna

Night Landscape, Hautvillers, France, 2001

Night Landscape, Hautvillers, France, 2001

Michael Kenna

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

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

Michael Kenna

Four Birds, St Nazaire, France, 2000

Four Birds, St Nazaire, France, 2000

Michael Kenna

Lace Factories, Study 2, Calais, France, 1987

Lace Factories, Study 2, Calais, France, 1987

Michael Kenna

Lace Factories, Study 17, Calais, France, 1997

Lace Factories, Study 17, Calais, France, 1997

Michael Kenna

Lace Factories, Study 5, Calais, France, 1998

Lace Factories, Study 5, Calais, France, 1998

Michael Kenna

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

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

Michael Kenna

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

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

Michael Kenna

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

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

Michael Kenna

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

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

Michael Kenna

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

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

Michael Kenna

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