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Schirmeinski and Jircksen

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

1927/28

Artist:

T. Lux Feininger
American, born Germany, 1910-2011

About this artwork

T. Lux Feininger studied at the Bauhaus, the famed interdisciplinary school in Germany that opened in 1919 to fuse art with industry. While it may have been perfectly suited to the school’s agenda, formal instruction in photography began only ten years later. In a way, students were freer when it was excluded from the official curriculum; they could play around with the camera and show themselves having fun. A member of a student jazz band, here Feininger captured two musicians as part of a larger, casual chronicle of fellow students in and out of the classroom. The raking angle of this picture suggests jazz’s elegant yet devilish effect, destabilizing in its euphoria.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

T. Lux Feininger

Title

Schirmeinski and Jircksen

Origin

American

Date

Made 1927–1928

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions

11.1 × 8.1 cm (image); 11.5 × 8.5 cm (paper)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Robin and Sandy Stuart, Kay Bucksbaum, Sondra Berman Epstein, and Thomas E. Keim

Reference Number

2014.1181

Extended information about this artwork

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