120 photographs, including 55 never shown before, by Jacques Henri Lartigue Venice - Casa Dei Tre Oci – 11 July 2020 to 10 January 2021

Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice reopens after the Coronavirus lockdown with the largest retrospective ever held in Italy on the French photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894-1986).

The Invention of Happiness,” curated by Marion Perceval and Charles-Antoine Revol, director and project manager of Donation Jacques Henri Lartigue, and Denis Curti, artistic director of Casa dei Tre Oci, has been organized by Civita Tre Venezie and promoted by Fondazione di Venezia, in close collaboration with Donation Jacques Henri Lartigue of Paris, with the support of the French Ministry of Culture.

The exhibition includes 120 images, of which 55 have never been shown elsewhere, from the personal photo albums of Lartigue, including a number of facsimile pages. These are joined by other archival materials, books like the Diary of a Century published with the title “Instants de ma vie” in French), magazines, a slide show with the pages of the albums, and three stereoscopic images of snowy landscapes and elegant Parisian scenes.

In the months of July and August it is possible to visit the show from Friday to Sunday, 11.00-19.00, with a special discount ticket (€9 instead of 13). In the same two months, purchasers of a ticket for the exhibition “Jacques Henri Lartigue. L'invenzione della felicità. Fotografie” also receive a discount for exhibitions on view at Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana.