Wassily Kandinsky, “Tanzkurven: Zu den Tänzen der Palucca,” Das Kunstblatt, Potsdam, vol. 10, no. 3 (1926)

Dancer and choreographer Gret Palucca (1902-1993) was a former student of Mary Wigman, the leading figure in German Expressionist dance. In 1925, Palucca opened her own dance studio in Dresden and developed close contacts with various Bauhaus instructors, many of whom greatly admired her dance style. Wassily Kandinsky’s four “analytical drawings,” which were based on photographs of Palucca by Charlotte Rudolph, illustrate how closely the dancer’s style coincided with the Bauhaus aesthetic. The drawings and photographs were published in the arts journal Das Kunstblatt in 1926. According to Kandinsky, Palucca’s “principal assets” were “1. Simplicity of the whole form, and 2. Construction of the large form.”

Wassily Kandinsky, “Tanzkurven: Zu den Tänzen der Palucca,” Das Kunstblatt, Potsdam, vol. 10, no. 3 (1926)

Dancer and choreographer Gret Palucca (1902-1993) was a former student of Mary Wigman, the leading figure in German Expressionist dance. In 1925, Palucca opened her own dance studio in Dresden and developed close contacts with various Bauhaus instructors, many of whom greatly admired her dance style. Wassily Kandinsky’s four “analytical drawings,” which were based on photographs of Palucca by Charlotte Rudolph, illustrate how closely the dancer’s style coincided with the Bauhaus aesthetic. The drawings and photographs were published in the arts journal Das Kunstblatt in 1926. According to Kandinsky, Palucca’s “principal assets” were “1. Simplicity of the whole form, and 2. Construction of the large form.”

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wineandgnosis:

A Phoenix. Bestiary, c. 1270, MS. LUDWIG XV 3, f. 74v, The J. Paul Getty Museum.

wineandgnosis:

A Phoenix.
Bestiary, c. 1270, MS. LUDWIG XV 3, f. 74v, The J. Paul Getty Museum.

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northmagneticpole:

Sadie Benning

northmagneticpole:

Sadie Benning

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loverofbeauty:

Philip Guston:  The Studio  (1969)

loverofbeauty:

Philip Guston:  The Studio  (1969)

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ronaldcmerchant:

2000 BC (1931)

Check out the little puffs of dust!

ronaldcmerchant:

2000 BC (1931)

Check out the little puffs of dust!

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quincampoix:

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, Komposition Nr. 145, 1944

quincampoix:

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, Komposition Nr. 145, 1944

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amare-habeo:

František Drtikol  (Czech, 1883 - 1961)
Composition (Meeting of the Sun and the Moon), 1938

amare-habeo:

František Drtikol  (Czech, 1883 - 1961)

Composition (Meeting of the Sun and the Moon), 1938

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