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Image of Meudon 9410

1984.1

Artist

André Kertész

Title

Meudon

Creation Date

1928

Century

20th century

Dimensions

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

Object Type

photograph

Creation Place

North America, American

Medium and Support

gelatin silver print

Credit Line

Museum Purchase, Lloyd O. and Marjorie Strong Coulter Fund

Copyright

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Accession Number

1984.1
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.

Keywords: architecture in art   bridge   building   city life   image of Paris   man   Surrealism   train   viaduct   walking  
 

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