Clemens Röseler

T. Lux Feininger American, born Germany

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The son of Lyonel Feininger, the American-born artist and master at the Bauhaus, Lux Feininger learned to photograph in an atmosphere of radical experimentation. The house he lived in was a two-family dwelling shared with Lucia and László Moholy-Nagy. This portrait of a fellow Bauhaus student was taken either on its roof or on a balcony of the same building. The abrupt foreshortening caused by the acute perspective makes Röseler's head balloon upward from tiny feet, emphasizing his self-absorption and his cool detachment from the world.

Clemens Röseler, T. Lux Feininger (American (born Germany), Berlin 1910–2011 Cambridge, Massachusetts), Gelatin silver print

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