Hippocampe dans les algues - vers 1934 - Tirage gélatino-argentique d'époque. © Les Documents Cinématographiques / Archives Jean Painlevé
Hippocampe dans les algues - vers 1934 - Tirage gélatino-argentique d'époque. © Les Documents Cinématographiques / Archives Jean Painlevé 

Jean Painlevé. Feet in the water

08/06/2022 - 18/09/2022

Jeu de Paume 
1, Place de la Concorde 
 
75008 Paris

www.jeudepaume.org/   

 
The Jeu de Paume presents the first exhibition devoted exclusively to the figure of Jean Painlevé. A filmmaker with an international reputation for his filmic experiments, Jean Painlevé (1902-1989) was a specialist in scientific documentary and film techniques.
Associated with the avant-garde, Painlevé uses film as an exploratory tool to reveal unknown and mysterious aspects of living organisms.
During the inter-war period, his work was shown outside the scientific field, in avant-garde cinemas and film clubs. Painlevé was quickly recognised and his publications in the illustrated press of the 1930s contributed to his fame.
This exhibition places Painlevé’s work in the historical and scientific context of its creation, highlighting the importance of research in his work.