Tuesday, March 6, 2012
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...
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.
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.
Lucien Clergue has published more than 75 books in France, USA, Japan, Germany, Italy, England, Spain, and Canada.
Diego Puerto - Bilbao 1970
His original photographs are on sale at Galerie Patrice Trigano in Paris, France.