Montmartre by Andre Kertesz (1927)

The photograph named “Montmartre” by artist Andre Kertesz was taken in the year 1927. It depicts a scene involving a steep stairway in Montmartre, a historic area in Paris, known for its artistic history and the Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur on its summit. The photo is captured in black and white, which was typical for the era. The image shows the shadows cast by a fence onto the paved surface of the steps, with the intricate pattern creating a stark contrast of light and dark. There is a railing along the steps, and at the top of the staircase, there’s a figure that appears to be a person, adding a sense of scale and humanity to the scene. The atmosphere of the photograph is quiet and somewhat solitary, capturing the essence of the Parisian district during that time period.

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