The exhibition, created in collaboration with Estate Brassaï and curated by Philippe Ribeyrolles, scholar and nephew of the great photographer, will present an in-depth and original approach to Brassaï’s oeuvre through over 200 vintage prints, with particular attention to the extremely famous images dedicated to the French capital and its life.

Hungarian by birth, but Parisian by adoption, Brassaï was one of the protagonists of world photography, defined by his friend Henry Miller as “the living eye” of photography.
Starting from 1924, he participated in the great cultural ferment that hit Paris in those years, experiencing a tight link to the surrealist movement and a close relationship with artists such as Picasso, Dalí and Matisse.

His photographs dedicated to the life in the capital – from the working-class neighborhoods to the great symbolic monuments, from fashion to portraits of his artist friends, to graffiti and nightlife – are today iconic images that immediately identify the portray of Paris in the collective imagination.


An exhibition by the Municipality of Milan - Culture Area | Palazzo Reale | Silvana Editoriale. 

Curated by Philippe Ribeyrolles

Opening Times

Tuesday - Sunday 10-19.30.
Thursdays closing time at 22.30.
Last admission one hour before closing time.

Closed on Mondays


Open: € 17,00
Full ticket: € 15,00
Reduced ticket: € 13,00

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