29 April - 28 August 2022
April 29 – August 28
Accessible with the Rencontres d’Arles 2022 pass.
Bernard Plossu’s photographs are known worldwide for their singular beauty and for ceaselessly asking us questions. The world traveler photographer stopped many times in Italy, as though it were his home port. The Musée Granet is featuring Plossu’s pictures of Rome and its environs alongside paintings by François-Marius Granet (1775-1849),after whom the museum was named, who was head-over-heels in love with the Eternal City and Italy in general. Comparing their views, over two centuries apart, reveals a similar sensibility and similar interests in landscape, the treatment of light, framing and motifs. Granet's washes and watercolors reveal Rome in chiaroscuro, while Plossu's black and white or color photographs are bathed in a singular light specific to the charcoal printing process that he favors.