the walls--600 lab / zbr10041102
Brassai, Luxembourg Gardens, Paris
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
Ney, second in command to Napoleon, who was executed after Napoleon's defeat.