M2001.60.34 | Villa Maria School, Montreal, QC, 1999. After Notman (I-60958)
Villa Maria School, Montreal, QC, 1999. After Notman (I-60958)
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)
Date/Time: November 16, 1999, 12:40 p.m.
This former convent is now a school. Since my daughter is studying there, I had no problem locating it, but some technical problems arose. There are many points of reference for this shot, but all of them are on the same plane, which made it difficult to find the exact camera position, especially the distance of the camera from the building. Apartment buildings have sprung up behind, and as a result I think this place has lost the mysterious atmosphere and sense of isolation that Notman captured in his original photograph.
Source: Urban Life through Two Lenses (Consult the See Also box on this page)