M2001.60.16 | Kitchen, Musée du Chateau Ramezay, Montreal, QC. After Notman (VIEW-3013)

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Kitchen, Musée du Chateau Ramezay, Montreal, QC. After Notman (VIEW-3013)
Andrzej Maciejewski
1999, 20th century
Silver salts on paper - Gelatin silver process
27 x 35 cm
Gift of Mr. Andrzej Maciejewski
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  Architecture (8646) , Photograph (77678) , residential (1255)
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Date/Time: August 4, 1999, 11:00 a.m.
The Chateau De Ramezay was already a museum in Notman's time, though of a very different sort. It appears as if the fireplace was still being used. I think Notman seated people in the room for the purposes of his photograph, and fortunately I managed to capture some people in mine as well. Today the walls remain the same, but little else. Now there are many artifacts displayed behind glass, and many modern additions, such as electric lights, which I had to rearrange for better effect. With the loss of natural light the character of this room has changed dramatically.

Andrzej Maciejewski

Source: Urban Life through Two Lenses (Consult the See Also box on this page)