Versailles, parc by Eugene Atget (1901)

The photograph titled “Versailles, parc” was captured by the artist Eugene Atget in the year 1901. This black and white image features a classical-style statue prominently positioned on a pedestal. The statue appears to depict a draped female figure, possibly an allegorical or mythological representation, with one hand raised to her forehead in a dramatic pose. Behind the statue, there is a densely leafed hedge providing a contrasting backdrop. The statue’s details are set in sharp relief against the hedge’s uniform texture. To the left of the statue, there is a stone bench, which suggests this setting is designed for leisurely contemplation within the park of Versailles. The scene is bathed in soft light, indicating either early morning or late afternoon, with shadows casting gently on the ground. The composition of the photograph demonstrates a tranquil corner of the park with classical artistry and the serene ambiance of nature.

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