Paris Windows with Flags, Bastille Day

(American, 1899–1998)
Image: 22.3 x 28.2 cm (8 3/4 x 11 1/8 in.); Matted: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)
© Estate of Ilse Bing
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Bastille Day, celebrated on July 14, is a French national holiday that commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison, the turning point of the French Revolution of 1789.


Ilse Bing’s preference for tightly organized geometric compositions is taken to an extreme in this elegant essay on diagonals. Because she was looking up and from the side, what should have been a rectangular grid of pillars and window ledges contains not a single horizontal or vertical line.
Paris Windows with Flags, Bastille Day

Paris Windows with Flags, Bastille Day


Ilse Bing

(American, 1899–1998)
America, 20th century


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