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.

OCTAGONAL BASIN, PARC DE SCEAUX, HAUTS-DE-SEINE, FRANCE, 1996 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

OCTAGONAL BASIN, PARC DE SCEAUX, HAUTS-DE-SEINE, FRANCE, 1996

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REFLECTING TREES, SAINT VALERY SUR SOMME, FRANCE, 2009 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

REFLECTING TREES, SAINT VALERY SUR SOMME, FRANCE, 2009

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EIGHTEEN HEDGES, VERSAILLES, FRANCE, 1998 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

EIGHTEEN HEDGES, VERSAILLES, FRANCE, 1998

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AXIAL PANORAMA, SCEAUX, FRANCE, 1990 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

AXIAL PANORAMA, SCEAUX, FRANCE, 1990

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FOUNTAIN OF FLORA, VERSAILLES, FRANCE 1988 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

FOUNTAIN OF FLORA, VERSAILLES, FRANCE 1988

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BASSIN DE LATONE, VERSAILLES, FRANCE, 1997 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

BASSIN DE LATONE, VERSAILLES, FRANCE, 1997

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MOONLIT PATH, VEZELAY, BOURGOGNE, FRANCE, 1998 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

MOONLIT PATH, VEZELAY, BOURGOGNE, FRANCE, 1998

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LE DESERT DE RETZ, STUDY 8, CHAMBOURCY, YVELINES, FRANCE, 1988 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

LE DESERT DE RETZ, STUDY 8, CHAMBOURCY, YVELINES, FRANCE, 1988

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FRENCH CANAL, STUDY 2, LOIR-ET-CHER, FRANCE, 1993 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

FRENCH CANAL, STUDY 2, LOIR-ET-CHER, FRANCE, 1993

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SEVEN POLLARDED TREES, CHAPAIZE, BOURGOGNE, FRANCE, 1998 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

SEVEN POLLARDED TREES, CHAPAIZE, BOURGOGNE, FRANCE, 1998

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THREE TREES AT DUSK, FAIN LES MOUTIERS, BOURGOGNE, FRANCE, 2013 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

THREE TREES AT DUSK, FAIN LES MOUTIERS, BOURGOGNE, FRANCE, 2013

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NIGHT LANDSCAPE, HAUTVILLERS, FRANCE, 2001 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

NIGHT LANDSCAPE, HAUTVILLERS, FRANCE, 2001

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CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD, STUDY 1, BORDEAUX, FRANCE, 2012 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD, STUDY 1, BORDEAUX, FRANCE, 2012

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FOUR BIRDS, ST NAZAIRE, FRANCE, 2000 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

FOUR BIRDS, ST NAZAIRE, FRANCE, 2000

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LACE FACTORIES, STUDY 2, CALAIS, FRANCE, 1987 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

LACE FACTORIES, STUDY 2, CALAIS, FRANCE, 1987

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LACE FACTORIES, STUDY 17, CALAIS, FRANCE, 1997 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

LACE FACTORIES, STUDY 17, CALAIS, FRANCE, 1997

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SAINT-MICHEL D'AIGUILHE, LE PUY-EN-VELAY, AUVERGNE, FRANCE, 2013 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

SAINT-MICHEL D'AIGUILHE, LE PUY-EN-VELAY, AUVERGNE, FRANCE, 2013

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LACE FACTORIES, STUDY 5, CALAIS, FRANCE, 1998 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

LACE FACTORIES, STUDY 5, CALAIS, FRANCE, 1998

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CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD, STUDY 2, BORDEAUX, FRANCE, 2012 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD, STUDY 2, BORDEAUX, FRANCE, 2012

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CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD, STUDY 6, BORDEAUX, FRANCE, 2012 by MICHAEL KENNA (Born 1953) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD, STUDY 6, BORDEAUX, FRANCE, 2012

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