Dead Blogging The Lyonel Feininger Exhibit At The Harvard Art Museums

So the Missus and I trundled over to the Harvard Art Museums to catch Lyonel Feininger: Photographs, 1928–1939 and here’s some of what we saw:

From the Harvard Art Museums website:

One of the most versatile talents of the modern art movement in Germany, the American-born Lyonel Feininger (1871–1956) is celebrated as a master of caricature, figurative painting, and a distinctive brand of cubism, but he also created a fascinating body of photographic work that is virtually unknown. Drawn primarily from the artist’s own collection (now at Harvard University), this exhibition offers the first opportunity to consider his achievement within the medium. Focusing on the rich and productive period between 1928 and the late 1930s, when Feininger was experimenting with an array of avant-garde photographic techniques and printing his own work, these photographs range from early atmospheric night views made at the Bauhaus (where he took up the camera in 1928) to bird’s-eye views of New York City (where he settled permanently in 1937).

It’s a terrific show, and a nice follow-up to the Whitney’s recent landmark exhibition, Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge of the World.

Representative sample:

Both shows are well worth checking out, either online or in person.

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