Fantastic Circus, Werner Rohde
Werner Rohde
Fantastic Circus
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Werner Rohde

Fantastic Circus, 1928


Darstellung
16.7 x 12.1 cm
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on baryta paper
Inventory Number
St.F.2471
Acquisition
Acquired in 2013 with support of the Kulturstiftung der Länder and Hessischer Kulturstiftung, joint property with Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display, Department of Prints and Drawings Exhibition Gallery

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About the Work

As a painter success eluded him, but his photographs were highly praised: following a failed career as an artist, Werner Rohde from Bremen registered for photography courses with Hans Finsler. Instead of following his teacher’s new objective style Rohde experimented with surreal techniques of alienation, such as illusionist trick photography. He used small model figurines and a lit wicker basket for his Fantastic Circus. Rohde first presented his works to a wider public at the international Werkbund exhibition Film und Foto in Stuttgart in 1929, where he also showed this photograph.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Fantastic Circus
Photographer
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on baryta paper
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet verso oben links auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: Trickfoto:; "Fantastischer Zirkus"
Bezeichnet verso Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: 8/11
Bezeichnet verso unten Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Stempel: Diese Fotografie (handschriftlich) bleibt mein Eigentum und; darf weder copirt, noch dritten Personen zur; anderweitigen Benutzung übergeben werden.; § 43 des Gesetzes vom 11. Juni 1870.
Bezeichnet verso unten Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: Werner Rohde; Bremen am Dobben 58
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet verso unten rechts auf dem Trägerkarton: HYZ 120735

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Gemeinsames Eigentum mit dem Städelschen Museums-Verein e.V.
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
Acquisition
Acquired in 2013 with support of the Kulturstiftung der Länder and Hessischer Kulturstiftung, joint property with Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
Secondary
  • 31A231 standing figure
  • 49D3223 spiral (~ planimetry, geometry)
  • 49D46 cylinder ~ stereometry

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Last update

06.09.2021