Special Envoy to Venice
Telling the story of the twentieth century through photography and its great artists is the feat of "Chronorama", a kind of ideal album of the image from the archives of Condé Nast, the American empire of the mass media. It is both a bet on substance (how to summarize a century) and on form (how to make such a profusion legible). Thanks to its expert Matthieu Humery, the Pinault Collection has selected and acquired an extraordinary collection full of nuggets, from Edward Steichen to Diane Arbus, from Lee Miller to Irving Penn, from André Kertész to Horst P. Horst.
In 185 photographers and 407 works, including 385 photos, here is the history of the century in pictures, from 1910 to 1979, a pivotal date because copyright laws then change in the United States and photographers have the opportunity to recover their images. The Palazzo Grassi forms a showcase for this rigorous discipline, a kingdom of black and white, gradually tamed by color.
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