MICHAEL KENNA: FRANCE

28 JANUARY - 21 FEBRUARY 2015 | Scroll down to view images

Widely held to be the most important landscape photographer of his generation, Michael Kenna is lauded for his unerring ability to capture the magic and ethereality of the landscape. Having travelled extensively to seek out places of sublime beauty, Kenna has returned to France throughout his career, drawn to the romance of the landscape.

Kenna first travelled to France in 1973 and began photographing the country in the early 1980s. The exhibition will offer visitors a panoramic view of the geographic and cultural variety that traverses the country, charting a journey to both distinctive landmarks Mont St Michel, Le Nôtre's Gardens at the Palace of Versailles and Château Lafite Rothschild and to the splendid grandeur of the countryside abandoned ruins, rolling hills and coastal outposts.

Following the popularity of Beetles and Huxley's inaugural exhibition of Kenna's work in 2012, Michael Kenna: France will be the first opportunity to see an extensive selection of works from the France archive in the United Kingdom. Timed to coincide with the much-anticipated release of the monograph, France (Nazraeli Press), the exhibition will feature both iconic and lesser-known photographs from Kenna's extensive archive.

PEBBLES AND BEACH HOUSE, CAYEUX-SUR-MER, PICARDIE, FRANCE, 2009 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PEBBLES AND BEACH HOUSE, CAYEUX-SUR-MER, PICARDIE, FRANCE, 2009

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RISING TIDE, AULT, PICARDY, FRANCE, 2009 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

RISING TIDE, AULT, PICARDY, FRANCE, 2009

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AULT CLIFFS, STUDY 1, PICARDY, FRANCE, 2009 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

AULT CLIFFS, STUDY 1, PICARDY, FRANCE, 2009

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SOIREE, BEAU RIVAGE, NICE, FRANCE, 1996 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

SOIREE, BEAU RIVAGE, NICE, FRANCE, 1996

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FALAISE D'AVAL ET NUAGES, ETRETAT, HAUTE-NORMANDIE, FRANCE, 2000 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

FALAISE D'AVAL ET NUAGES, ETRETAT, HAUTE-NORMANDIE, FRANCE, 2000

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FULL MOONRISE, CHAUSEY ISLANDS, FRANCE, 2007 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

FULL MOONRISE, CHAUSEY ISLANDS, FRANCE, 2007

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SHELLFISH WALLS, CHAUSEY ISLANDS, FRANCE, 2007 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

SHELLFISH WALLS, CHAUSEY ISLANDS, FRANCE, 2007

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FIVE CANOPIES, CHAUSEY ISLANDS, FRANCE, 2007 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

FIVE CANOPIES, CHAUSEY ISLANDS, FRANCE, 2007

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PEBBLE BEACH, AULT, PICARDY, FRANCE, 2009 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PEBBLE BEACH, AULT, PICARDY, FRANCE, 2009

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EARLY MORNING STORM, CALAIS, PAS-DE-CALAIS, FRANCE, 1998 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

EARLY MORNING STORM, CALAIS, PAS-DE-CALAIS, FRANCE, 1998

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DIVING BOARDS AND CRUISE SHIP, NICE, ALPES-MARITIMES, FRANCE, 1997 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

DIVING BOARDS AND CRUISE SHIP, NICE, ALPES-MARITIMES, FRANCE, 1997

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WINDING WALL, MONT ST MICHEL, FRANCE, 2004 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

WINDING WALL, MONT ST MICHEL, FRANCE, 2004

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MONT ST. MICHEL, NORMANDY, FRANCE, 1991 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

MONT ST. MICHEL, NORMANDY, FRANCE, 1991

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INVITATION TO PRAYER, MONT ST. MICHEL, FRANCE, 1994 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

INVITATION TO PRAYER, MONT ST. MICHEL, FRANCE, 1994

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COURS LA REINE, PARIS, FRANCE, 1987 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

COURS LA REINE, PARIS, FRANCE, 1987

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TREE, SEINE AND QUAI VOLTAIRE, PARIS, FRANCE, 2013 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

TREE, SEINE AND QUAI VOLTAIRE, PARIS, FRANCE, 2013

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PASSY METRO, PARIS, 1991 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PASSY METRO, PARIS, 1991

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PONT DES ARTS, STUDY 3, PARIS, FRANCE, 1987 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PONT DES ARTS, STUDY 3, PARIS, FRANCE, 1987

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JARDIN DES PLANTES, STUDY 1, PARIS, FRANCE, 1988 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

JARDIN DES PLANTES, STUDY 1, PARIS, FRANCE, 1988

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PONT DE LA TOURNELLE, PARIS, FRANCE, 1995 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PONT DE LA TOURNELLE, PARIS, FRANCE, 1995

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