Trianon [Pavillon Francais] by Eugene Atget (1923-24)

The photograph titled “Trianon [Pavillon Francais]” was captured by the artist Eugene Atget between the years 1923 and 1924. It is an image depicting a classical building that appears to be the French Pavilion, possibly located in or near the Petit Trianon at Versailles.

In the photograph, the pavilion is centered and symmetrical, characterized by its neoclassical architecture with large windows, ornate details, and statues on the roof. The building is framed by trees on either side, which gives a sense of formality and grandeur. The reflection of the structure can be seen in a calm and glassy pool of water in the foreground, which adds a tranquil and almost picturesque quality to the scene. This reflection creates a perfect symmetry that enhances the viewing experience, emphasizing the beauty and serene atmosphere of the architectural subject. The image is monochromatic, typical for the photography of that era. The capture is well composed, with a strong focus on the pavilion’s facade and the use of reflection in the water to add depth and context to the structure’s grandeur.

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