Solar Eclipse, April 1912, Eugène Atget
Eugène Atget
Solar Eclipse, April 1912
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Eugène Atget

Solar Eclipse, April 1912, 1912


Bild
18.1 x 22.6 cm
Physical Description
Albumen print
Inventory Number
St.F.43
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

In 1926 this photo by Eugène Atget decorated the cover of issue no. 7 of the periodical ‘La Révolution surréaliste’, the chief publication of the Surrealist movement in Paris. Obscuring brightness, as happens during a solar eclipse, was contrary to the Surrealist’s concern, namely enlightening the human psyche. Atget was considered a key figure of documentary photography. A year before his death, the Surrealists adopted the photo as their magazine’s trademark, thus making the photographer a prophet of their movement.

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  • KunstIStück – Eugène Atget: Sonnenfinsternis, Paris 1912
    Sammlungshighlights des Städel Museums in unterhaltsamen und informativen Filmen – das sind die Kunst|Stücke. Entdecken Sie spannende Details zu Kunstwerken aus ungewöhnlichen Blickwinkeln in unter zwei Minuten. Eugène Atget: Sonnenfinsternis, Paris 1912 (1912), Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main. https://sammlung.staedelmuseum.de/de/werk/sonnenfinsternis-april-1912#yt

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Title
Solar Eclipse, April 1912
Photographer
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Albumen print
Material
Technique
Captions Added Later
Rückseitig mit Bleisitft von alter Hand (Atget?) beschriftet: 17 avril 1912

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Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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  • La Révolution surréaliste, 1924-1929

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20.08.2019