This past week I took a trip up to one of my favorite museums in Barcelona- Caixa Forum to check out their latest exhibit ” A floating World”. With a collection of over 200 images by Jacques Henri Lartigue, the exhibit looks at Lartigue’s joyful eye as the exhibit chronicles the life of the bourgeoise at the turn of the century.
Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894-1986) has become a key visual reference for the 20th century. He was born into a wealthy family of industrialists in the commune of Courbevoie, near Paris. His father gave him his first camera when he was just eight years old. At that point, he started to keep a diary that would accompany him throughout his life, and to put together his photo albums, extraordinary documents that offer an insight into the way of life of an entire generation.