Obelisk and fountains in the Place de la Concorde by Brassai

The photograph titled “Obelisk and fountains in the Place de la Concorde” was captured by the artist Brassai and is featured in his body of work “Paris by Night.” This image illustrates a night scene at the Place de la Concorde in Paris, featuring the obelisk and fountains prominently.

In the black and white photograph, the obelisk stands tall and is centrally positioned, with hieroglyphic inscriptions visible on its surface. The obelisk is lit from below, creating a stark contrast with the night sky. On either side of the obelisk, there are fountains, and water is captured in motion, spraying into the air and adding a dynamic element to the composition. The lighting accentuates the sculptures and water, creating shimmering and reflective surfaces while producing dramatic shadows. The splendor of the scene conveys a sense of the grandeur and elegance of Parisian architecture and public spaces at night.

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