Paris from My Window

Paris from My Window

1926

André Kertész

(American, 1894-1985)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 28.4 x 19.8 cm (11 3/16 x 7 13/16 in.); Matted: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)

Gift of Max and Betty Ratner 1985.63

Description

A self-taught, freelance photographer, André Kertész began his photographic career in Paris in 1925. One of the first pioneers of the photojournalistic use of the 35mm camera, his distinctive style combined the formal concerns of post-World War I modernism with his emotional interests. In Paris From My Window, Kertész presented a romantic, elevated view of the urban landscape, punctuated by the silhouette of the Eiffel Tower. This nostalgic view of Paris embodies Kertész's interest in bold, repeated forms and ambiguous symbolism.

See also
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Is something not working on this page? Please email help.website@clevelandart.org.

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email imageservices@clevelandart.org.