Cup, Saucer and Plate, Hans Finsler
Hans Finsler
Cup, Saucer and Plate
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Hans Finsler

Cup, Saucer and Plate, 1931


Blatt
16.4 x 22.9 cm
Gesamtmaß
17.2 x 23.8 cm
Passepartout
30 x 40 cm
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on baryta paper
Inventory Number
St.F.89
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support from the Kulturstiftung der Länder and the Hessischer Kulturstiftung, property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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White crockery on a black table—that is all this photo shows. Yet the clear composition is full of tension and dynamic: light versus dark, round versus angular, lines versus planes. Its focus is the coolly elegant tableware. Both the dishes and the photograph were commissioned: Marguerite Friedländer had designed the ‘Hermes Service’ for the Halle airport restaurant; Finsler shot the photo for advertising purposes. In keeping with ideas of New Objectivity, all that matters is the object, its material, and its function.

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14.05.2024