Monday, February 6, 2012

Atget @ MOMA

Don't mind if I do!  Very excited that I'll be visiting New York while this show is up.  Content below is from MOMA's website, click HERE for more information.

"The sign outside Atget’s studio read, “Documents pour artistes,”—declaring his modest ambition to create images for other artists to use as source material. This humility belied the visual sophistication and distinctive vision that characterized much of Atget’s own work. Whether exploring the urban texture of Paris’ fifth arrondissement throughout the first quarter of the 20th century, or the abandoned grandeur of the parks at Sceaux during a remarkable creative outburst in the spring of 1925, Atget captured the essence of his chosen subject through the camera’s lens with increasing sensitivity throughout his career."

 Eugène Atget. Coin, Boulevard de la Chapelle et Rue Fleury 76, 18E. June 1921. Matte albumen silver print, 6 13/16 x 9" (17.3 x 22.9 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Abbott-Levy Collection. Partial gift of Shirley C. Burden

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