En plein air
En plein air. (installation view).
En plein air presents work culled from the Henry’s permanent collection along with the work of the young French Algerian contemporary artist Neïl Beloufa. The exhibition broadly addresses how the practice of en plein air painting richly influenced the early years of photography and the subsequent practice of the arts. The role of the artist as flâneur is crucial to the thesis of this focused exhibition which includes paintings by Boudin and Corot, and photographs from the Henry’s important holdings of French photography, including the work of Eugene Atget, Henri Lartigue, Charles Marville, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and others.