help me find a famous old photgraph
March 26, 2008 9:05 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a famous old photograph. I can see it in my mind but don't know what its title is. It's possible it's by Henri Cartier-Bresson, but maybe not. The photo is taken from inside an art gallery, and through the window can be seen a middle aged man and woman. The woman is saying something to the man about a painting that's in front of them, but the man is peeking sideways at another painting that depicts a nude woman. I love this photo, I think it sums up so much of human experience in one image. Also, I remember that this photo is part of a series of photos depicting the reactions of different people (including children and a cop) to the nude painting. I'm sure someone out there will know the title and photographer. Thank you!
posted by arcadia to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
 
It's The Sidelong Glance, by Robert Doisneau.
posted by suedehead at 9:21 AM on March 26, 2008 [5 favorites]


One of the reasons I love Ask Mefi. Other people are into the coolest things I'd never've run across on my own.
posted by WCityMike at 11:22 AM on March 26, 2008


Killer photo!
posted by chuckdarwin at 6:54 PM on March 26, 2008


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