Mussolini at Palazzo Venezia in Rome, Felix H. Man
Felix H. Man
Mussolini at Palazzo Venezia in Rome
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Felix H. Man

Mussolini at Palazzo Venezia in Rome, 1931


Bild
198.0 x 256.0 mm
Physical Description
Gelatin silver print on baryta paper
Inventory Number
St.F.128
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

Felix H. Man was intent on showing “the dictator’s true colours”. In 1931 he travelled to Rome for the illustrated weekly ‘Münchner Illustrierte Presse’. Having passed several security checks, the photojournalist was admitted to Mussolini’s imposing study. Twenty-five metres lay between the photographer and his subject: a distance that makes the head of state appear tiny. For an entire day, the photographer accompanied Mussolini with his camera: on a morning ride, to business audiences and on a trip to the seaside. Two years later, in 1933, Mussolini refused to meet Man again.

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Mussolini at Palazzo Venezia in Rome
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Physical Description
Gelatin silver print on baryta paper
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Picture Copyright
© Estate of Felix H. Man
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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14.10.2019