oh my, marville

“I’ve seen you, beauty, and you belong to me now, whoever you are waiting for and if I never see you again, I thought. You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil.”
― Ernest Hemingway

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i love love love this exhibit of charles marville ‘s photography currently showing at the met (with paris as muse showing concurrently).

marville was an illustrator before taking up photography. his artistry blends well with his eye for the beautiful as well as the gritty.

we went yesterday and for a brief moment i wandered the narrow, winding cobblestone streets, sat in a red wicker cafe chair, gazed at the shadow of the eiffel tower on the ground, and got lost again in the allure of the city of lights.

go see this exhibit. it runs through may 4th.

below are some of my favorites from marville:

Arts et Métiers (Ancien Modèle) Charles Marville (French, Paris 1813–1879 Paris) Rue Vieille-Notre-Dame, vue prise de la rue du Pont-aux-biches, 5Ëme arrondissement, Paris RUE LAFFITTE, VUE PRISE DE L'EGLISE NOTRE-DAME-DE-LORETTE, 9EME ARRONDISSEMENT, PARIS Rue de Constantine fourth arrondissementteaser "AVENUE DE L'OPERA (Espace compris entre la rue Louis-le-Grand / et la rue d'Antin, vers l'OpÈra)". Percement de l'avenue de l'OpÈra, entre la rue Louis-le-Grand et la rue d'Antin, vers l'OpÈra, 2Ëme arrondissement, Paris Les Combles pris de la Galerie des Tours (The Roofs of Notre Dame, from the Gallery of Towers) Charles Marville (French, Paris 1813–1879 Paris) LE HAUT DE LA RUE CHAMPLAIN "Coin du Boulevard St Jacques (N∫66)". L'atelier de Charles Marville, 66 boulevard Saint-Jacques, 14Ëme arrondissement, Paris Candelabre console avec inscription des noms des rues (Candelabra with Street Signs) (Avenue de l'Opéra) Charles Marville (French, Paris 1813–1879 Paris) Bas-reliefs de l'HÙtel Colbert. Bas-reliefs de l'HÙtel Colbert, 5Ëme arrondissement, Paris

and from paris as muse:

A Snapshot, Paris Alfred Stieglitz (American, Hoboken, New Jersey 1864–1946 New York) Afternoon Constitutional of M. Prudhomme, Retired André Kertész (American (born Hungary), Budapest 1894–1985 New York) Boutique Journaux, Rue de Sèvres, Paris Eugène Atget (French, Libourne 1857–1927 Paris) Café, Avenue de la Grande-Armée Eugène Atget (French, Libourne 1857–1927 Paris) Eiffel Tower, Paris André Kertész (American (born Hungary), Budapest 1894–1985 New York) Hotel de Sens, rue de l'Hôtel de Ville, Paris Eugène Atget (French, Libourne 1857–1927 Paris) Impasse Briare (de la Cité Coquenard) Charles Marville (French, Paris 1813–1879 Paris) Rue de la Montagne-Sainte-Geneviève Eugène Atget (French, Libourne 1857–1927 Paris)

One thought on “oh my, marville

  1. Simply Magnificent! Thank you for sharing. New York has so many wonderful opportunities for everything, so glad you share them with us West Coasties 🙂

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