Brassai proved to be a talented portraitist, the author of canonic portraits of many celebrities, among them Picasso, Dalí, Matisse, Giacometti, Michaux, Jean Genet, and others. He had the gift of conveying the psychological condition of the model with amazing precision.
Brassai created a photochronicle of Picasso’s creative career, and later wrote the book "Conversations avec Picasso" with their talks on art and life recorded for over thirty years of their acquaintance.
The exhibition features a few blocks of pictures: photos of Paris of the 1930s, which made Brassai famous, portraits of the great artists Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali in their studios, surrealistic experimental photographs of everyday objects, works of "Graffiti" series (1933-1956), "Nude" (1934) and the legendary albums "Paris by Night" and "Mysteries of Paris".
Dyula Halas (1899-1984) took the pseudonym Brassai (meaning "from Brasso") in 1924, when he settled in Paris. He first visited Paris when he was 4 years old, with his father, and became fascinated by this city for the whole life.