Oympia: Head of the Bride Deidameia from the West Pediment of the Temple of Zeus, Walter Hege
Walter Hege
Oympia: Head of the Bride Deidameia from the West Pediment of the Temple of Zeus
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Walter Hege

Oympia: Head of the Bride Deidameia from the West Pediment of the Temple of Zeus, 1935


Blatt
29.8 x 23.9 cm
Passepartout
51.2 x 38.4 cm
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on baryta paper
Inventory Number
St.F.100
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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About the Work

Commissioned by archaeologist Gerhardt Rodenwaldt, Walter Hege photographed plaster casts of Greek sculptures from the collection of antiquities at Berlin University for research purposes. In 1935, the German Olympic Committee sent him to Greece. One year later, Olympia, after Akropolis (1930), appeared as the second volume in his series Griechische Tempel (Greek Temples) published by the Deutscher Kunstverlag. Later this was distributed among the participants at the Berlin Summer Olympics. Hege's pictures visualise the ideal image of antiquity and found considerable favour in National Socialist propaganda. A reversion to antiquity can also be observed in Hege's heroic images of large neoclassical buildings; National Socialism sought to set itself within the antique tradition with such architecture, so emphasising its own eternal value.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Oympia: Head of the Bride Deidameia from the West Pediment of the Temple of Zeus
Photographer
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print on baryta paper
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet verso unten Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Stempel: AUFNAHME: PROFESSOR WALTER HEGE G.D.L. WEIMAR; REPRODUKTION NUR MIT NAMENSANGABE UND BE-; SONDERER GENEHMIGUNG DES URHEBERS GESTATTET.
Bezeichnet verso unten Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: Kopf der Braut: Olympia
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet verso unten Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: F 10644/ 2 /106 (2)

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Departement
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support from the Kulturstiftung der Länder and the Hessischer Kulturstiftung, property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

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Primary
  • 9 Classical Mythology and Ancient History
  • 31D15 adult woman
  • 61E(OLYMPIA) names of cities and villages (OLYMPIA)
  • 61D(GREECE) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (GREECE) (GREECE)
Secondary
Associative
  • 61B2(Deidameia)1 historical person (Deidameia) - historical person(Deidameia) portrayed

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Last update

10.04.2024