The Man in the Street: Eugène Atget in Paris (June 20 to October 8, 2000)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), June 20 to October 8, 2000
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Ancienne ecole de Medecine
Eugène Atget (French, 1857 - 1927)
Paris, France (Place created)
Albumen silver print
21 x 17.6 cm (8 1/4 x 6 15/16 in.)
At this intersection, a dome surmounts an architecturally eclectic building with shuttered windows and an arch surmounted by a cartouche. Eugène Atget's quest for the remnants of Paris's past led him to photograph this unusual building, which once housed the medical school of the University of Paris. He also captured the wine shop across from it, with its potted plants along the sidewalk and vegetable cart parked in the street. Despite human activity on each of the three corners, the intersection appears still and quiet.
Baldwin, Gordon. In Focus: Eugène Atget: Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2000), pl. 2.