Untitled (Ms Schürmann, Negative), Hugo Erfurth
Hugo Erfurth
Untitled (Ms Schürmann, Negative)
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Hugo Erfurth

Untitled (Ms Schürmann, Negative), after 1925


Bild
48.6 x 36.0 cm
Physical Description
Gelatin silver paper negative
Inventory Number
St.F.2588
Acquisition
Acquired in 2013. Joint property with Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

Like the art photographers at the turn of the century, Hugo Erfurth relied on the painterly effect of soft focus. Flowing contours and soft colour gradients in the positive consciously make use of stylistic devices of pictorialism, at the same time he positions his model before a monochrome background and shows a reduced detail as is characteristic of representations in the style of Neue Sachlichkeit. In the negative the values of dark and light are inverted and the work seems abstract and evokes surrealism: the eyes of the sitter stare demonically at the onlooker, while the rest of her face is obscured by darkness.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Untitled (Ms Schürmann, Negative)
Photographer
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Gelatin silver paper negative
Material
Technique
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet verso oben links auf dem Trägerkarton: Bleistiftzeichnung (Motiv vermutlich: Haare)
Bezeichnet verso oben Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: auf dem Kopf stehend 18
Bezeichnet verso oben rechts auf dem Trägerkarton: handschriftlich: HYZI20208
Bezeichnet verso unten rechts auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: Schürmann. 4035.

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Gemeinsames Eigentum mit dem Städelschen Museums-Verein e.V.
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 2013. Joint property with Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown

Iconclass

Primary
  • 61BB2(FRAU SCHÜRMANN)11(+51) historical person (FRAU SCHÜRMANN) - BB - woman - historical person (FRAU SCHÜRMANN) portrayed alone (+ head (FRAU SCHÜRMANN) (FRAU SCHÜRMANN))
  • 31D15 adult woman
  • 31D15(+4) adult woman (+ three-quarter view)
Secondary

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Last update

15.02.2021