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La Lumière Bleu: Planche V -- Parisiens se rendant aux abris souterrains (The Blue Light: Plate 5-Parisians resort to the subterranean shelters)
  • Maurice Busset
    1879–1936
    born: Clermont-Ferrand, France ; died: Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • La Lumière Bleu: Planche V -- Parisiens se rendant aux abris souterrains (The Blue Light: Plate 5-Parisians resort to the subterranean shelters), 1918
  • Au temps des Gothas, Paris bombardé, Janvier - Juillet 1918, Nocturnes en bleu et rouge
  • Where object was made: France
  • color woodcut
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 272 x 386 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 254 x 367 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 x 14 7/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 395 x 495 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 395 x 495 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 11/16 x 15 3/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0058.07
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Many bundled figures running from all sides of the image into a metro (subway) station with an ornamental sign that reads “ABRI” (Shelter). Buildings with mostly dark windows run along street in middle ground; bright yellow lights glow through one set of closed shutters. More huddled figures holding lights are visible in the background beneath bare trees.