Russian Girl with Compact, Lotte Laserstein
Lotte Laserstein
Russian Girl with Compact
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Lotte Laserstein

Russian Girl with Compact, 1928

31.7 x 41 cm
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Oil on panel
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Acquired in 2014 with means provided by the Werner Wirthle bequest
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art, room 14


About the Work

With a critical gaze, the 'Russian Girl with Compact' examines her face in her pocket mirror. Her other hand is holding a fluffy powder puff. Facing the viewer, she is nonetheless interested only in what is hidden from our view. And yet the viewer still gets to see the young woman's reflection, in the profile of her in the mirror on the wall. This duplication heightens her presence, as does the red colour of her elegant blouse. Lotte Laserstein repeatedly painted different types of women. Here, she portrays a modern woman of the 1920s: her bob hairstyle, clothing and use of make-up point to this new type of emancipated woman.

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  • Exhibition “Lotte Laserstein: Face to Face” (2018)
KunstIStück – Lotte Laserstein: Russisches Mädchen mit Puderdose
KunstIStück – Lotte Laserstein: Russisches Mädchen mit Puderdose, 1928, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main Sammlungshighlights des Städel Museums in unterhaltsamen und informativen Filmen – das sind die Kunst|Stücke. Entdecken Sie spannende Details zu Kunstwerken aus ungewöhnlichen Blickwinkeln in unter zwei Minuten.

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