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Mrs. István Sebők, Berlin

A work made of gelatin silver print.
© 1930 Gyula Pap.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.




Gyula Pap
Hungarian, 1899–1983

About this artwork

Best known as a sculptor and painter, Gyula Pap first trained at the Graphic Arts School in Vienna (where he learned the basics of photography) and later enrolled in the newly founded Bauhaus to study under the mystic painter and theorist Johannes Itten. Pap began to pursue photography seriously in the mid-1920s, and in 1928, two years after his mentor founded the Itten School, he joined the faculty there to teach graphic arts. This photograph, which Pap made during his tenure at the Itten School, exemplifies the kind of informal, diaristic approach that many Bauhaus students explored in the late 1920s. Its “worm’s-eye” perspective reflects the belief that unusual angles could shake conventional habits of seeing the world, a practice that László Moholy-Nagy called the “New Vision.”


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Gyula Pap


Mrs. István Sebők, Berlin


Hungary (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1930


Gelatin silver print


Image/paper: 10.4 × 6.3 cm (4 1/8 × 2 1/2 in.)

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Purchased with funds provided by Robert and June Leibowits

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© 1930 Gyula Pap.

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