Pictures Lie as Much as Words - The Follow-up"
A human wrote this.
The woman in the famous picture 'The Baiser de l'Hôtel de Ville' has passed away.
Here, we learn that the most famous masterpiece of spontaneous photography was entirely contrived. The picture was taken many times and the models had to take the pose repeatedly.
Furthermore, we discover that the original piece was sold for 155,000 euros in 2005. This fact still leaves me optimistic that human creation will maintain its value, even with the advent of AI. AI will make knowledge and problem-solving more abundant. Areas that currently require specialists will likely become abundant and free in the future. This progression has always been the case, thanks to technology. However, people will still be willing to pay for original human creations, much like individuals pay a significant amount for old Bibles written before the invention of the printing press.
Here is a translation of the article- translated not by a human but by Deepl.
The woman behind the Baiser de l'Hôtel de Ville has died
The woman who posed for Robert Doisneau's famous photo has died aged 93.
n 1950, "Life" magazine commissioned photographer Robert Doisneau to report on Parisian lovers. That spring, he took one of his most famous shots, "Le Baiser de l'Hôtel de Ville". Long regarded as a masterpiece of spontaneous photography, Doisneau would later admit himself that he had made his models pose over and over again, which in no way detracted from the power of his image.
Pictured here are two apprentice actors, Jacques Carteaud and Françoise Delbart. Françoise Delbart, who was 20 at the time, died on December 25, 2023, in Évreux, where she had lived alone since the death of her husband some ten years ago, according to "Le Parisien". She was 93 years old.
Her face is barely visible in the photo, as she embraces the man who was her lover at the time. The couple later separated, and Françoise married Alain Bornet, a director of advertising and industrial films, for whom she often acted as voice-over actress, either in several plays or opposite Jean Gabin in "Les grandes familles".
She was not paid for this pose, Doisneau offering her an original print of the photo as payment. When the cliché reappeared in the 1980s, printed on countless posters and postcards, a number of women claimed to be the woman in the photo, in an attempt to obtain some rights. Françoise Bornet too, initially to prove that it was her, and in 1993, to hope to receive something. The courts awarded her nothing, saying that her face was not visible enough in the photo to receive a percentage, but nevertheless acknowledged that it was indeed her.
Doisneau still brought in a lot of money, as she sold her original print at auction in 2005 for 155,000 euros. The photo's lover, Jacques Carteaud, had become a winegrower and died in 2005.
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