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The Museum of Avant-garde

Franz Roh

Germany (1890—1965)
After his training and PhD he worked as a photographer and critic. In 1925 he wrote Nach Expressionismus: Magischer Realismus.Probleme der neuesten europäischen Malerei (After Expressionism: Magical Realism. Problems of the newest European painting). He published his book Foto-Auge (Photo-Eye), which costed him to be arrested by the Nazis. During his years in prison he wrote Der Verkannte Künstler: Geschichte und Theorie des kulturellen Mißverstehens (The unrecognized artist: history and theory of cultural misunderstanding).

Lying nude with mask

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 24.2 x 17.1 cm / 1925 / © The estate of Franz Roh

Foto-auge

76 Fotos der Zeit / Photographic book with letterpress cover by El Lissitzky / Heliogravure / 20.6 x 29.2 cm / Stuttgart, 1929 / © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Two young nudes with masks (Zwei junge Akte mit Masken)

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 25.8 x 17.3 cm / 1925 / © The estate of Franz Roh

Nude with salamander

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 24.2 x 17.4 cm / 1925 / © The estate of Franz Roh

Back lying nude (Rückenakt liegend. Negativabzug)

Negative deduction / Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 24.1 x 17.7 cm / 1925 / © The estate of Franz Roh

Nude with comb

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 17.8 x 24.5 cm / 1925 / © The estate of Franz Roh

Back lying nude (Rückenakt liegend)

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 24.1 x 17.7 cm / 1925 / © The estate of Franz Roh