Seventh Avenue looking south from 35th Street, Manhattan by Berenice Abbott
From the very beginning she adopted the realistic aesthetics of Atget, but within her material we can find glimpses of surrealism that conceal within them some of the artistic genius that she was. While she seems to be impressed by technological progress and the continuously developing cityscape, in many of her shots realism is eradicated. For example we can observe some surrealist value in the look of that a girl behind a column on Blossom Restaurant or in the view of the Seventh Avenue at sunset where cars and traffic of the streets make it look like the vein of a living organism.
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