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Rue St. Rustique, Monmartre

Accession Number
1974/1.113

Title
Rue St. Rustique, Monmartre

Artist(s)
Eugène Atget

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1922

Medium & Support
gold-toned gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
10 in x 13 in (25.4 cm x 33.02 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
This photograph articulates the densely built nature of urban architecture in Paris. The narrowness of the passageway is accentuated by the steeply receding perspective of the street and the tall walls of the adjacent buildings, limiting access to most of the sky. Light, which enters the passageway from the upper left corner of the image, dapples the side of the buildings on the right, providing a diagonal line through the photograph that intersects with the recession of the street from foreground to background.

Physical Description
View of a passageway in Paris.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Urban life
alleys
alleys (streets)
buildings (structures)
documentary photography
inner cities
modern and contemporary art
passages (circulation spaces)
streets
sunset

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