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Parc de Sceaux - Paris (2006)


Seinography is a collection of works by major photographers set in the Parc de Sceaux just outside Paris in the Hauts de Seine. It is a promenade throughout the Hauts de Seine's photographic history from 1850 to today. This exhibition includes themes such as the invention of the automobile and aviation (Jacques-Henry Lartigue, Léon Gimpel...), urbanism (Willy Ronis, Pinkhassov...), enviroment (Victor Regnault, Eugène Atget...), industry (Hippolyte-Auguste Collard, Robert Doisneau, René Jacques…), the arts (Nadar, Boubat, René Burri...) and emblematic images by Victor Regnault, Nadar, Hippolyte-Auguste Collard, Eugène Atget, Edward Steichen, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Jacques- Henri Lartigue, André Kertesz, Robert Doisneau, Willy Ronis, René Burri, Gueorgui Pinkhassov. There are also images made specially for this exhibition by Rip Hopkins, Harry Gruyaert, Rémy Lidereau and Pascal Maître.


Seinographie by Paul Frèches, Frèches Fine Art

Chateaubriand (1768-1848) modeled his Châtenay "Val-du-loup" house as an allegory of his life and works. Amorique oaks, Libanese cedars, Greek plane trees, bald Louisiana cyprus trees are a reference to his travels from his birth place in Brittany to America and the Holy Land.

Rip Hopkins (born in 1972) mixes documentary photography with art. He is particularly interested in the relationship that people have with their surroundings and their history. His photographic work refers to a time space where he sets up situations to put home an idea. In the Vallée-aux-Loups garden he evoques with humour Chateaubriand's romanticism.

5 Lambda prints - 120*180cm
Mounted on aluminium with wooden support