Spring 2013

from The Glass Age

Photography replaced the river, which, due to unexpected complications, resulted in the Great Age of the Train. Bonnard started photographing just as the snapshot became possible. Glass negatives gave way to strips of film, and the river froze, intact. In shadow and light, the Seine, said Marthe, standing in the garden, frame after frame. We are multiplying the things we can and do see through.



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"La lanterne magique," 1903