Munich: Columns of a Temple of Honour on Königsplatz, Walter Hege
Walter Hege
Munich: Columns of a Temple of Honour on Königsplatz
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Walter Hege

Munich: Columns of a Temple of Honour on Königsplatz, 1938


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23.0 x 17.1 cm
Physical Description
Gelatin silver print on baryta paper
Inventory Number
St.F.101
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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Paul Ludwig Troost’s ‘Temple of Honour’, built in 1935 on Munich’s Königsplatz, resembles an antique edifice in this photograph. Providing a backdrop for a consecration bowl, the sunlit columns look as though they are made of precious marble. During the Third Reich, an annual ceremony commemorating the victims of Hitler’s 1923 Beer Hall Putsch was held here with great pomp. The architecture, much like the photo, served to idealise the site. Suggestive architectural views of this kind were what made the photographer, painter and film-maker Walter Hege so valuable to the National Socialists’ pictorial propaganda.

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Munich: Columns of a Temple of Honour on Königsplatz
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Gelatin silver print on baryta paper
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Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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14.10.2020