1967, printed 1980
(American, b. 1938)
Dye transfer print
Image: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)
Gift of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg 2021.200
The Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, which are today open to the public, were created in 1612 by Marie de Medici for her private palace.
Joel Meyerowitz here experiments with what he called “field photographs,” in which the entire picture plane is active instead of having one central incident occupy center stage. The main figure—the woman carrying the flowers—and the background seem to merge seamlessly, blending foreground and background together in a humorous, improbable whole.
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