The Getty Center
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall
Past Event

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Lyonel Feininger, one of the most celebrated painters in Germany in the 1920s, discovered in photography a new means of energizing and advancing his artistic program. In this lecture, Laura Muir, assistant curator, Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, explores Feininger's photography at the Bauhaus, its development over the next decade, and the surprisingly influential role it played in his artistic life.

When he took up the camera in 1928, Lyonel Feininger was among the most celebrated modern painters in Germany and had been on the faculty of the Bauhaus school for almost a decade. Although he remained committed to painting, he discovered in this modern medium a new means of energizing and advancing his artistic program as he experimented with range of avant-garde photographic techniques. This lecture explores the origins of Feininger's photography at the Bauhaus, its development over the next decade, and the surprisingly influential role it played in his artistic life while remaining an essentially private endeavor.

Complements the exhibition Lyonel Feininger: Photographs, 1928–1939.


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