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Atget’s Magnificent Door Knockers (5)

Eugène Atget, Hotel de Bourbon Busset, 118 Rue de Grenelle, 1898-1927 (2011.52.13) Google Street View, 118 Rue de Grenelle, May 2018 Sadly this magnificent and leonine door knocker appears to no longer exist dans la nature… Eugène Atget, Heurtoir, 18 … Continue reading

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Atget’s Magnificent Door Knockers (4)

Eugène Atget, Heurtoir, Hotel de Conflans, 24 Rue de l’Universite, 1909 (2008.111.37) Google Street View, 24 Rue de l’Université, April 2018 Fortunately this magnificent door knocker, painted blue, (and there’s a pair of them!) appears to still exist in the … Continue reading

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“A joyous confusion of the mysterious, the unknown, and the miraculous” – Jean Painlevé, Vu 1931

Vu, March 25, 1931 (2011.7.32), p. 420 (photos by André Raymond) Mysteries and Miracles of Nature Does the complete understanding of a natural phenomenon strip away its miraculous qualities? It is certainly a risk. But it should at least maintain … Continue reading

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Atget’s Magnificent Door Knockers (3)

Eugène Atget, Door Knocker, Hotel Jean de Fourcy, 30 Rue des Francs-Bourgeois 30, Paris, 1908 (2011.52.17) Google Street View, 30 Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, August 2017 Sadly this magnificent door knocker appears to no longer exist in the wild. (Although it … Continue reading

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Feet in the Water and the Desire to Press On: Jean Painlevé – Voilà, 1935

Jean Painlevé. Voilà, “Les pieds dans l’eau,” May 4, 1935 (2007.71.30) “Jean Painlevé: décrit le travail ingrat mais passionnant des chasseurs d’images a l’affut des petits animaux aquatiques: les pieds dans l’eau” by Jean Painlevé. les pieds dans l’eau In … Continue reading

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Atget’s Magnificent Door Knockers (2)

Eugène Atget, Hôtel de Chateaubriand (Hôtel de Clermont-Tonnerre,) 120 Rue du Bac, 1901-02 (2008.111.21) Google Street View, 120 Rue du Bac, July 2016 Fortunately this magnificent door knocker, partially painted red, appears to still exist in the wild. Eugène Atget, … Continue reading

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“A view into the future” – Jean Painlevé’s Studio with Underwater Stars, Regards, 1935

Regards, April 25, 1935, back cover le studio aux vedettes sous-marines. Visite chez Jean Painlevé. Jean Painlevé ou subversion dans la science… by Léo Sauvage. Léo Sauvage visited Jean Painlevé’s Institute of Scientific Cinema, 12 rue Armand-Moisant, Paris, in 1935. … Continue reading

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