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Featured in the The Café exhibition
Vintage Silver Gelatin Print
7 x 9"
Brassai's love of the city of Paris, whose streets he often wandered late at night, led to his career in photography. He later wrote that the art form enabled him to seize the Paris night and beauty of the streets and gardens, in the mist and the rain. Capturing the essence of the city in his photographs, Brassai has been called "the eye of Paris." His fame flourished in Paris during the 20th century between the World Wars. Brassai's photography captures the seedier side of Paris, yet he also known for his photos conveying scenes from the life of the city's high society. He photographed many of his great artist friends including Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, amongst others. Brassai views Paris as a subject of infinite grandeur, and his photographic perspective provides an intimate, yet dynamic exploration of its people and intriguing city streets