What's on the walls--600 lab / zbr10041102

6/29/2003

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 Brassai, Luxembourg Gardens, Paris

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No, this picture is not hanging in the lab, but nobody should be surprised if it appears there someday.
It is a commercial print, available from art.com.
Like many of Brassai's best-known pictures, it was taken at night.  This picture shows a small sliver of the
Luxembourg Gardens that extends south into the Montparnasse district, famous between the world wars
as an artist's colony, and still a lively place to visit today. A subtle element in the picture is a statue of Marshal
Ney, second in command to Napoleon, who was executed after Napoleon's defeat.