Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Eugène Atget at musée Carnavalet, Paris

 Atget photographed by Bernice Abbott in 1927
Until July 29,  the Carnavalet Museum in Paris presents the work of one of the most famous photographers of the twentieth century, Eugène Atget (Libourne, 1857 - Paris, 1927). The exhibition offers a selection of 230 prints made in Paris between 1898 and 1927, from the collection of the Carnavalet Museum, supplemented by those of the George Eastman House, Rochester and collections of Fundación Mapfre in Madrid.

This retrospective, which includes well-known images and others, unpublished and less known, portrays an atypical view of Paris,  far from the clichés of the Belle Epoque. Visitors will discover the streets of Paris of yesteryear, the gardens, the Seine, the old shops and small business vendors.

There is also is a room presenting a set of 43 prints by the photographer, collected in the 1920s by American artist Man Ray, this album, now in Rochester, opens an understanding on Atget's influence on the Surrealists.

Accompanying the exhibition is a 346 page catalogue published by Editions Gallimard.

Musée Carnavalet
23, rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris, Tél. : 01 44 59 58 58
Open every day from 10 h to 18 h except Mondays and public holidays.
Tarif: 7 euros, Nearest Metro: Saint-Paul; Line 1

1 comment:

scott davidson said...

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