Ancienne ecole de Medecine

Object Details

Title:

Ancienne ecole de Medecine

Artist/Maker(s):

Eugène Atget (French, 1857 - 1927)

Culture:

French

Place(s):

Paris, France (Place created)

Date:

1898

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Dimensions:

21 x 17.6 cm (8 1/4 x 6 15/16 in.)

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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.

Exhibitions
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, (Cat.)
Bibliography

Baldwin, Gordon. In Focus: Eugène Atget; Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, 2000) pl. 2.