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Lighthouse and Jetty, Le Havre
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Lighthouse and Jetty, Le Havre
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Part of The J. Paul Getty museum permanent collection, located in Los Angeles, California. Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program. Gustave Le Gray French, 1856 - 1857 Albumen print 12 3/16 x 15 7/8 in. 85.XM.153 Positioning his camera so that the Le Havre lighthouse was precisely in the middle of his field of vision, Gustave Le Grey made this dramatic photograph along France's northwest coast. This composition is far more geometric than many of Le Gray's seascapes. The lighthouse and jetty divides the picture vertically into two nearly equal halves, just as the line of the sea and sky splits it horizontally. The waves lapping onto the pebble beach and the billowing clouds, both of which advance to the right, infuse this brooding image with a dynamic sense of movement. Text from http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=68568
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Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program, copyright 2008, J. Paul Getty Trust
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