Carrefours, BloisArtist(s)André KertészArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1930, printed circa 1970Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
9 5/8 in x 7 1/16 in (24.45 cm x 17.94 cm)Credit LineGift of Maxine and Lawrence K. SniderSubject matter
One of a number of aerial views that André Kertész photographed in the 1930s, this scene depicts a T-shaped intersection in Blois, France. Photographing straight down, Kertész creates an unusual, flattened perspective on the street below, in which the roof tiles in the lower left corner provide a visual parallel with the cobblestones that pave the street and sidewalk far below. Old and new come together in this scene, as the photographer's perspective transforms the aging architecture into a series of abstract geometric shapes and patterns, a highly modern composition that is interrupted by a horse-drawn cart that bisects the center of the image.Physical Description
Aerial view of a cobblestone-paved intersection showing a horse-drawn carriage, pedestrians, and cyclists.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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architecture (object genre)