Collage - Journal 1932...

Collage - Journal 1932...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Art of Bullfighting - French Photographer - Lucien Clergue

Lucien Clergue in 2008 (Photo by Unknown)

He was the first photographer to be elected to the Académie des Beaux Arts in Paris. He is decorated as Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite, Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, Commandeur des Arts et Lettres, et Académicien des Beaux Arts.

All Photos below by Photographer Lucien Clergue
He has always been associated with some of France's most important artists.

Born in 1934 in Arles, France a man who definitely understands...

 the beauty...

 of women as living sculptures ... 

...and the  Art of Bullfighting .

El Cordobes - Nimes - 1963

I have always been a Bullfight Aficionado - these photographs are pure art,  captured in the moment of time and expression. 

El Cordobes

Lucien Clergue meets Picasso in Arles (France) in 1953 - their friendship lasted a lifetime.  Together at the  bullfights in France they experienced  the Art of Bullfighting. 

El Cordobes


Lucien Clergue has  published more than 75 books in France, USA, Japan, Germany, Italy, England, Spain, and Canada.

Taureau  Mourant

Diego Puerto - Bilbao 1970

His original photographs are on sale at Galerie Patrice Trigano in Paris, France.

1 comment:

  1. One of my favorite and most prized books in my Taurine collection is a first edition TOROS MUERTOS by Lucien Clergue. I am glad to know someone who appreciates the art of the bullfight as much as...the art of the bullfight! Cheers.