The Brazilian photographer Alécio de Andrade (1938-2003) was also a poet, pianist and friend of writers and musicians the world over. He settled in Paris in 1964 and for the next 39 years would continually return to the collections of the Louvre Museum. From these wanderings he has left 12,000 photographs. Each frame is like a scene from a play, with us as spectators looking over the artist’s shoulder at the actors, the visitors to the Museum. They show a poetic vision full of humour and poignancy, which allows us to understand the ways in which people appropriate public spaces and the variety of relationships, sometimes quite unexpected, that they establish with the works of art.
All images © Alécio de Andrade