There is nothing in this world without a decisive moment. Gradually, I set myself to try to discover the various ways in which I could play with a camera.
His father was a wealthy textile manufacturer, whose Cartier-Bresson thread was a staple of French sewing kits. His mother's family were cotton merchants and landowners from Normandywhere Henri spent part of his childhood. His parents supported him financially so Henri could pursue photography more freely than his contemporaries.
He was raised in traditional French bourgeois fashion, and was required to address his parents with formal vous rather than tu. His father assumed that his son would take up the family business, but Henri was strong-willed and also feared this prospect.
A governess called "Miss Kitty" who came from across the Channel, instilled in him the love of - and competence in - the English language. Cartier-Bresson said, "He used the informal 'tu', which usually meant you were about to get a good thrashing. But he went on, 'You're going to read in my office.
But the painting lessons were cut short when uncle Louis was killed in World War I. Lhote's ambition was to integrate the Cubists' approach to reality with classical artistic forms; he wanted to link the French classical tradition of Nicolas Poussin and Jacques-Louis David to Modernism.
Lhote took his pupils to the Louvre to study classical artists and to Paris galleries to study contemporary art. Cartier-Bresson's interest in modern art was combined with an admiration for the works of the Renaissance masters: Cartier-Bresson regarded Lhote as his teacher of "photography without a camera.
In the s, schools of photographic realism were popping up throughout Europe but each had a different view on the direction photography should take. The Surrealist movement, founded inwas a catalyst for this paradigm shift[ vague ]. He met a number of the movement's leading protagonists, and was drawn to the Surrealist movement's technique of using the subconscious and the immediate to influence their work.
The historian Peter Galassi explains: The Surrealists approached photography in the same way that Aragon and Breton The Surrealists recognized in plain photographic fact an essential quality that had been excluded from prior theories of photographic realism.
They saw that ordinary photographs, especially when uprooted from their practical functions, contain a wealth of unintended, unpredictable meanings. But, although he knew the concepts, he couldn't express them; dissatisfied with his experiments, he destroyed most of his early paintings.
Cambridge and army[ edit ] From toCartier-Bresson studied art, literature, and English at the University of Cambridgewhere he became bilingual.a decisive moment As the car pulled up to the detached two-storey house, Quinn got an uneasy feeling in the pit of her stomach.
The house was almost trembling due to the volume of the music playing inside and intoxicated bodies loitered at the front door and on the front lawn of the house. The decisive moment and psychology, no less than camera position are the principal factors in the making of a good portrait.
It seems to me it would be pretty difficult to be a portrait photographer for customers who order and pay since, apart from a Maecenas or two, they want to be flattered, and the result is no longer real.
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Henri Cartier-Bresson (French: [kaʁtje bʁɛsɔ̃]; August 22, – August 3, ) was a French humanist photographer considered a master of candid photography, and an early user of 35 mm film. He pioneered the genre of street photography, and viewed photography as capturing a decisive moment.
His work has influenced many Born: August 22, , Chanteloup-en-Brie, France. Cartier-Bresson’s classic book was titled The Decisive Moment for English readers. However, his original French title - Images à la Sauvette - is an expression that suggests the images are taken on the run, slyly, furtively, or even “stolen.”.
The decisive moment here could have happened on the day the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned the congressional district map in January, DECISIVE Defined for English Language Learners decisive. adjective. Definition of decisive for English Language Learners: able to.