The Stryge, Brassaï
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Brassaï

The Stryge, ca. 1930


Darstellung
17.1 x 23 cm
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on baryta paper
Inventory Number
St.F.73
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support from the Kulturstiftung der Länder and the Hessischer Kulturstiftung, property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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From up high, the demon gazes patiently across Paris at night. Far below, the fog – lit by gas lanterns – rises from the streets like an infernal blaze. Despite the poor lighting conditions, Brassaï was able to capture this impression by making a time exposure. As the opening image to his book ‘Paris de Nuit’, the picture sets the tone for a night of debauchery, in which transvestites, prostitutes and bohemian circles recall Sodom and Gomorrah.

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07.06.2024