Alfred Stieglitz , From the Back Window, 291, 1915 NYC

By: Parisian cowgirl, Feurchild, Élizabeth

May 29 2012

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Category: art, NYC, photo

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via http://www.metmuseum.org

From the Back Window, 291, 1915

Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864–1946)
Platinum print

Around 1915, Stieglitz began photographing the view out of the window of his gallery, a practice he continued through two relocations of his business. In this photograph made from the window of Stieglitz’s first gallery (known as “291” for its address on Fifth Avenue), the legacy of Pictorialism hovers in the rich, evocative atmosphere he coaxes from the nighttime scene, even as the play of angular forms declares the modernist impulse for the exposure.

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