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Bauhaus and photography

Herbert Bayer: Small Harbor, Marseille 1928.
In Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–.

From Dada to Bauhaus: Moholy-Nagy

Moholy-Nagy, Untitled, photogram, c.1925

Moholy-Nagy, Untitled, photogram, c.1922

Dadagraphy: the photomontage - Raoul Hausmann

Hausmann, Tatlin at Home, 1920

Hausmann, Raoul
Dada Siegt, 1920
Watercolor and collage on wove paper, mounted on board
Overall 23 5/8 x 17 3/4 in.
Private collection

Hausmann, Raoul
The Art Critic
Photomontage and collage
12 3/8 x 9 7/8 in.
Tate Gallery, London
source: ArtArchive

Hannah Höch and Raoul Hausmann
at the First International Dada-Messe, Berlin 1920
[Photograph, 16,5 x 12 cm.]
source: Essential Dada

Dadagraphy: the photomontage - Hannah Hoch

Hannah Höch,
Cut with the Dada Kitchen Knife
through the Last Weimar Beer-Belly Cultural Epoch in Germany,
1919, collage of pasted papers, 90 x 144 cm,
Staatliche Museum, Berlin.
source: Hannah Hoch- Wikipedia

Hannah Hoch,
Monument 1: from an Ethnographic Museum, 1924
source: The Photomontages of Hannah Hoch

link: Cut and Paste

Dadagraphy: the photogram

Christian Schad (German, 1894-1982).
Untitled (Schadograph no. 4), 1919.


Dadagraphy (Dada and photography)

Marcel Duchamp, L.H.O.O.Q., 1919, "rectified readymade,"
pencil on a reproduction — a chromolithograph,
7 3/4 x 4 7/8 inches, private collection, Paris.

Photography and the Russian Avantgarde


Poster for the publishing house Gosizdat,1924
(portrait of Lilya Brik shouting out the word “books”)

Portrait of Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1924

Pro eto. Ei i Mne. (About This. To Her and to Me.)
(A. Rodchenko) V. Mayakovsky,Moscow, 1923

Alexander Rodchenko
Photomontage for front and back cover of
Mayakovsky's A Conversation with a Tax-collector about Poetry, 1926.

El Lissitsky

El Lissitsky self-portrait: The Constructor, 1924

Photography and the mass media

Münchner Illustrierte Zeitung - Cover,
1918, 2 March

Tom Howard
Ruth Snyder's Death Pictured, 1928
gelatin silver, 10 x 8 inches

Photography and Art

Alinari Brothers, Duomo Florence, c. 1890

Alinari, Landscape study by Leonardo da Vinci, collotype

Alinari Brothers, Palazzo Vecchio Florence c.1900


Adolphe Braun - Saint John Baptist by Rodin

Thomas Eakins Shad fishing, oil on canvas, 1881

Thomas Eakins Fisherman at Gloucester, 1881

Thomas Eakins and photography

Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) - Swimmers, c.1883

Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) - Study in human motion, c.1880


Thomas Eakins(1844-1916) - Nude 1883


Chuck Close: contemporary daguerreotype

Cindy Sherman by Chuck Close
from A Couple of Ways of Doing Something (Aperture 2006)

Chuck Close:
A Couple of Ways of Doing Something
Photographs by Chuck Close
Poems by Bob Holman
Interview with Chuck Close and Bob Holman by Lyle Rexer
Clothbound, 22 tritone images
56 Pages, 11.375" X 14.875"
Aperture 2006

Excerpt from an interview by Lyle Rexer in the book:

Rexer: "And daguerreotypes are unforgiving. In the nineteenth century there were reams written about the fact that if you decided to have a daguerreotype made, you took your self-image in your hands, because nothing would be left out."

Close: "It was more warts-and-all than any other process. Because it’s so red-sensitive, any marks, any flaws are heightened. You have to be pretty comfortable in your skin, and vanity goes out the window. And it’s also physically painful. A normal daguerreotype is a more tha…

Photography into Art

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875)
La jeune fille et la Mort, 1854

cliché-verre 201 x 168 mm
Genève, Cabinet des estampes