03/16/12 - 1:17 PM
Cecil Beaton: Los años neoyorquinos
Through April 22 at the Museum for the city of New York, it will take place an interesting exhibition about pictures, drawings and costumes that Cecil Beaton did during his stay at New York.
From the 1920s through the ‘60s, Manhattan’s artistic and social circles embraced British-born photographer and designer Cecil Beaton (1904-80). Cecil Beaton: The New York Years brings together extraordinary photographs, drawings, and costumes by Beaton to chronicle his impact on the city’s cultural life.
Beaton’s relentless energy and curiosity spurred him to pursue new fields, from fashion and portrait photography to costume and scenic design for Broadway, ballet, and opera, and to put his own aesthetic stamp on each of these endeavors.
Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton (1904-1980) had his first camera when he was 11 years old, and he practiced, taking pictures his sisters. He was the official photographer by Vanity Fair and Vogue in the 20´s, and he is very famous by his pictures during the Second World War. Furthermore, he designed costumes in films like: Gigi (1958) or My Fair Lady (1964).