Lucien Hervé

  • Lucien Hervé

    6 Sep - 10 Oct 2014
    The Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of photographs by Lucien Hervé to run alongside Constructing Worlds, Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age at the Barbican Centre (25 September 2014 – 11 January 2015). We will display vintage works together with rare contact sheets that act as a visual “sketch book” offering a rare insight into how Hervé worked. Lucien Hervé (b. László Elkán 1910 - 2007) is renowned for taking photographs from multiple vantage points to portray the experience of walking through a building. His...
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  • Lucien Hervé

    3 Sep - 11 Oct 2008
    “It is known that Le Corbusier was interested in the metamorphic process unique to photography” the inverting of black and white from negative to print. It offered the analogy of the conciliation of opposites, a theme underlying much of his work. Hervé’s images are singed with the blackness of shadows set against expanses of white. This often stark portrayal of volumes and the distances between them sets up a deep space where the shadow either forces particular elements into an almost brutal foreground, or the shadow (absence of light) slowly...
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