Wachshörnerhaube, Ulrike Rosenbach
Ulrike Rosenbach
Wachshörnerhaube
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Ulrike Rosenbach

Wachshörnerhaube, 1972


Einzelteil
51.0 x 61.0 cm
Physical Description
Gelatin silver print on PE-paper
Inventory Number
DZF 5
Acquisition
DZ BANK Art Collection at the Städel Museum
Status
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About the Work

In the German-speaking world from the late Middle Ages until the nineteenth century, a woman entering wedlock and placing herself in the hands of her protector was said to “get under the bonnet”. A wife was expected to hide her hair and face under this ‘Haube’, which indicated marital status and promised her security and inviolability. Here, Ulrike Rosenbach has altered a fifteenth-century ‘Wax-Horn Bonnet’ in order to caricature the long road to female autonomy. In five stages, this emancipated woman lowers the bonnet from her head down to the level of a moustache, but leaves the horns in place, thus miming the ‘horned (cuckolded) man’.

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Title
Wachshörnerhaube (Original Title)
Title Translation
Waxhornbonnet
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Wachshörnerhaube
Wachshörnerhaube
Wachshörnerhaube
Wachshörnerhaube
Wachshörnerhaube
Serial Number / Edition
1 / 3
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Physical Description
Gelatin silver print on PE-paper
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Creditline
DZ BANK Kunstsammlung im Städel Museum, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Acquisition
DZ BANK Art Collection at the Städel Museum

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24.11.2020