Sunday, March 20, 2011

Atget, Roses

Eugène Atget: 
French, Paris, 1922 - 1923 
Albumen print

"In order to make the "documents for artists" that the sign outside his door advertised, Atget had to consider what types of photographs would be useful to artists as source material. His clientele included textile designers, wallpaper designers, and painters, all of whom could have found this image of roses in bloom quite valuable."

Image and text courtesy The J. Paul Getty Museum

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