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The exhibition of Brassai - the legendary 20th century photographer

Until October 7, you have a rare opportunity to visit a large-scale retrospective of Brassai that is showing at the Moscow Multimedia Art Museum. Brassai is the legendary photographer of the 20th century, the Chevalier of L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the winner of the Order of the Legion of Honor and the French National Grand Prize for photographs. The exhibition presents not only world-famous photos by Brassai, but also his graphic works and small sculptures, including Picasso's Head (1948). Brassai was acquainted with the great artists, such as Salvador Dalí, Man Ray, Henry Miller, and Pablo Picasso, who all had a great impact on the photographer’s creative development.


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.

    • Website of the museum: www.mamm-mdf.ru
    • Contact number: +7 (495) 637-11-00.
    • Working hours: 12:00 – 21:00 every day except Monday.
    • Entrance fee: 300 rubles.
    • Address: 16, Ostozhenka Street, the metro station Kropotkinskaya.
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