In 110 prints, the exhibition Forms of Elegance retraces the career of René-Jacques, a key figure in French post-war photography, who explored the streets of a deserted Paris in the footsteps of writers and poets.

He also worked as a set photographer on the film Remorques (Stormy Waters), starring Jean Gabin and Michèle Morgan, and as a photojournalist for Renault. For René-Jacques, no detail was too small.

The interplay of shadows and reflections imbues his technically perfect images with a striking emotional resonance, resulting in an original vision of landscapes, monuments and industrial objects.