Misonne, Léonard - La Couleur du Temps: Photographies de Léonard Misonne (New in plastic!)
These superb photographs taken by the Belgian photographer Léonard Misonne (1870-1943) elevate the everyday into fine art. Missone’s artistry, his eye for composition, light and mood, encourage us to share his thoughts and emotions. Form takes over from subject matter and content. They are extraordinary pictorial photographs, as poetic as Andrei Tarkovsky’s sublime Polaroids.
“If I were asked what I have learned during my forty years as a photographer, I should reply – the most important thing I have learned is to observe the beautiful effects of atmosphere and light”.
– Léonard Misonne
Léonard Misonne (1 July 1870 – 14 September 1943) was a Belgian pictorialist photographer. He is known for his landscapes and street scenes with atmospheric skies.
Born to a wealthy family in Gilly, Belgium in 1870, Léonard Misonne was one of many children of Adèle Pirmez and lawyer and industrialist Louis Misonne. He studied Greek and humanities in Charleroi before going to the Université catholique de Louvain where he got a degree in mining engineering. However, he did not become a mining engineer in the long term.
Publisher: Centre National de la Photographie; 1st edition (1 January, 1991)
Softcover: 111 pages
Item weight: 680 g
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