Forest in Winter (Grunewald, Berlin), Umbo
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Forest in Winter (Grunewald, Berlin)
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Forest in Winter (Grunewald, Berlin), 1935


Blatt
24.2 x 24.1 cm
Passepartout
40 x 40 cm
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on baryta paper
Inventory Number
St.F.3960
Acquisition
Acquired in 2019 with funds from the Werner Wirthle bequest
Status
Not on display

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“Peculiar perspectives result from the hemispherical camera’s images of everyday life,” commented the magazine Volk und Welt (People and World) in 1937 on AEG Berlin’s latest technical achievement. The illustrations for the quoted article came from the former Bauhaus student Umbo, who was commissioned to carry out the first series of tests on the “cloud camera”. By way of a fisheye lens, the pictures were taken at a viewing angle of more than 180 degrees. The search for new ways of seeing in photography did not simply cease after 1933, instead it was deliberately pursued with propagandistic intentions, as Germany wanted to demonstrate its economic and technical supremacy over foreign developments of camera developments.

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14.05.2024