DATE: October 22, 2011
Exhibition: Lyonel Feiniger at the Getty Center LA
GETTY MUSEUM DISPLAYS FIRST COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF PHOTOGRAPHS BY LYONEL FEININGER
A Selection of Bauhaus Photographs from the Getty Museum's Permanent Collection Complements the Exhibition
Lyonel Feininger: Photographs, 1928–1939
October 25, 2011–March 11, 2012
Little known photographs on exhibition by the noted painter, printmaker and draftsman, Lyonel Feiniger
In this the first comprehensive exhibition of photographs by the acclaimed Bauhaus painter. Like many at the Bauhaus Feiniger experimented with photography. The mechanical medium became a tool of exploration, study, and experimentation. Enthused by his son's Andreas and T. Lux who built a darkroom in the family home and by colleagues at the Bauhaus the camera became something the artist would continue to use through life. Feiniger was born in New York but spent many years in Europe traveling, working, and teaching. Images on exhibition reveal and mark his steps through Halle, Paris, and Brittany with shots of monuments and urban decay; the Baltic coast and Deep an der Rega with record of the local faces, places, and pastimes; in haunting frames in the months that followed the Nazi enforced closure of the Bauhaus; and finally with exploratory moments of rediscovery of his old home town of New York City.
A broad series of works by Feiniger to be included alongside other photographic experimentations from the Bauhaus belonging to the Getty's permanent collection.
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