Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Nocturne- shop window

Nocturne- shop window, oil on card, 9.6 x 7.1 cm

Painted on Madre Benevenuta, part of both the nascent "shop windows" series and the "nocturnes". 

I often find myself unconsciously connecting with Atget's work- he did a whole run of shop window displays- realising after producing a picture that he was there before me: he was there at the start of the modern age ready to record urban architectural archetypes, and he had an eye for subtle strangnessess that makes him more than a documentarist.

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