Trude Fleischmann

Der selbstbewusste Blick

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Trude Fleischmann
Der selbstbewusste Blick

Ed. Anton Holzer, Frauke Kreutler, graphic design by Fuhrer, Wien, text(s) by Heike Herrberg, Frauke Kreutler, Astrid Mahler, Anton Holzer, Marion Krammer

German, English

2011. 200 pp., 139 ills.


22.00 x 27.80 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-2780-8

One of the twentieth century’s great photographers

Trude Fleischmann (1895–1990) photographed theater stars, dancers, and intellectuals. She became famous for portraits of her contemporaries, such as Karl Kraus and Alban Berg, while her studies of dancers and nudes aroused furor. Her motion studies, featuring nude dancers, represent an intense search for new images of the body. Fleischmann was one of a group of young, self-confident, Jewish, female photographers opening their own studios in Vienna after World War I. These women forged their own careers in what was then considered an exclusively male profession. Fleischmann’s studio became a meeting place for members of Vienna’s cultural sphere. After fleeing persecution in 1938, she managed to get her foot in the door in New York, where she built up a second career. This book focuses on the photographer’s Viennese period (1920–1938) and contains many unpublished portraits, studies of dancers and nudes, travel photos, and photojournalism.

Exhibition schedule: Wien Museum, Vienna, January 27–May 29, 2011

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The portrait of the human figure has long been one of the oldest motifs in the history of painting. Yet it was not until the late classical / early modern era that artists realized that the head was the most distinctly characteristic part of the body.

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