Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Clemens Röseler

Artist:
T. Lux Feininger (American (born Germany), Berlin 1910–2011 Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Date:
ca. 1928
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
11.3 x 8.9 cm (4 7/16 x 3 1/2 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.476
Not on view
The son of Lyonel Feininger, the American-born artist and master at the Bauhaus, Lux Feininger learned to photograph in an atmosphere of radical experimentation. The house he lived in was a two-family dwelling shared with Lucia and László Moholy-Nagy. This portrait of a fellow Bauhaus student was taken either on its roof or on a balcony of the same building. The abrupt foreshortening caused by the acute perspective makes Röseler's head balloon upward from tiny feet, emphasizing his self-absorption and his cool detachment from the world.
Inscription: Stamped in red ink on print, verso, top left: "FOTO LUX FEININGER"; inscribed in ink on circular paper label affixed to print, verso, top left: "9"; inscribed in ink on print, verso, bottom center: "Photo Lux Feininger"; inscribed in pencil on print, verso, bottom right: "6"; bottom left: "SFMMA // 81.44-LORE"; inscribed in orange pencil on print, verso, bottom center: "[circle or dot?]", "x";
John C. Waddell, New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 23, 1989–December 31, 1989.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 28, 1990–April 22, 1990.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 10, 1990–July 15, 1990.

High Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 5, 1991–April 28, 1991.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 8, 1991–August 4, 1991.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Faces and Figures: German and Austrian Portraits 1918-1933," December 15, 1992–April 12, 1993.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Faces and Figures: German and Austrian Artists, 1918-1933," December 15, 1992–April 12, 1993.

IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia. "The New Vision, IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia," January 20, 1995–March 26, 1995.

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Bauhaus 1919-1938," November 8, 2009–January 25, 2010.

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