01 Photograph, Germaine Krull’s Art Of The Nude, with footnotes # 115

Germaine Krull
Untitled, c. 1930

Gelatin silver print
9 7/16 x 7 1/16″ (23.9 x 17.9 cm)
MoMA

Germaine Luise Krull (20 November 1897 – 31 July 1985) made a name for herself in avant-garde photography in the period between the two World Wars. After attending photography school in Munich, she launched her career in Berlin, and later worked in Paris and Monte Carlo. During World War II, her leftist political beliefs led her to spend time in Brazil and French Equatorial Africa, and afterward she traveled to Southeast Asia and later settled in Northern India. She was a remarkable artist who was a pioneer in her field, particularly in regard to the development of the photographic book and photojournalism. 

Described as “an especially outspoken example” of a group of early 20th-century female photographers who “could lead lives free from convention”, she is best known for photographically-illustrated books such as her 1928 portfolio Métal. More on Germaine Krull

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I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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