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Meudon

1984.1
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Artist

André Kertész

Title

Meudon

Creation Date

1928

Medium & Support

gelatin silver print

Dimensions

7 1/16 in. x 9 3/4 in. (17.9 cm. x 24.8 cm.)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase, Lloyd O. and Marjorie Strong Coulter Fund

Accession Number

1984.1

Copyright

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In Meudon, the dissimilarity between the viaduct, the construction at its base, and the dilapidated rowhouses is as unsettling as the man furtively walking towards the viewer with a large package under his arm. Visually tying it all together is the train steaming overhead into the scene. To capture this fleeting image, Kertész relied on his new Leica, a portable camera that allowed him to act quickly when he encountered marvelous tableaus as he wandered the streets.
 


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