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Summer in the Park

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Josef Ehm
Summer in the Park, 1932
17.2 x 23.4 cm

A group of young people, lying on a meadow in the park, half in the shadow, half in the sun, dressed in their beachwear. This ravishing picture Czech photographer Josef Ehm took in 1936 radiates a peaceful and relaxed mood and invites the viewer to dream, raising in him a yearning for idleness in summertime. The bird’s eye view on the group in the park mirrors the view they might have, watching the clouds go by, inviting the viewer to let his eyes wander over the photograph as their eyes might wander over the summer sky. With this photograph the subjects corresponds to the material in a beautiful way: The glossy surface of the print matches the subject of a gleaming hot summer day perfectly.

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