Exhibitions/ Art Object

Wartime France, Anna vs. Mitchell in the Garden

Artist:
Unknown
Date:
ca. 1917
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Museum Accession, 1967
Accession Number:
67.603.1
Not on view
How does everyday life continue during the madness of war? Behind the superficial sentimentality of a stroll in the garden and an afternoon bicycle ride lies the threatening reality of a world at war. Here, a bombed house serves as an emblem of the destruction visited upon the French countryside. The wood sign, whose indications remain hidden from the camera, implies that the usual sense of things is thwarted in times of conflict and lends a surreal character to the otherwise tranquil scene.
Unknown

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