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[ A photograph in black and white depicting an individual in a leotard with hair tied behind their head. The individual stands tall while their right hand is held up, pointing towards the top left corner of the image. The individual's body appears in heavy shadow, but their face looks slightly above the gaze of the camera. There is a circle within the center of the image that connects to the top point of the hand pointed upwards. The background is black. ]

Andreas Feininger

Girl Moving Arm , 1950

Artwork Type: Photographs
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Accession #: 20112419
Credit: Collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York on behalf of University at Albany Foundation , Gift of Estate of Gertrud Feininger
Related Exhibition:
Double Play
Object Label:
Feininger was the son of famous Bauhaus painter, Lyonel Feininger, and 
he took many of his father’s Bauhaus ideas into his work. Feininger gained 
his reputation as a LIFE magazine photographer from 1943 to 1962, but 
would also work on his own personal practice as well. In his work he 
wanted to understand natural phenomena and its connection to manmade 
things. Much of his work emphasizes design, construction, and the way that 
objects are organized. Through longer exposures and experiments with 
light, Feininger is able to explore movement within the two photographs 
exhibited. A connection between the dancers’ simple movements and 
geometry is quickly revealed in these works. In addition to photographs 
based on these connections, Feininger was also famous for photographs of 
cities, for which he built four customized telephoto lenses and three close-
up cameras. This allowed Feininger to have scenes without distortion and 
at scale.
Double Play

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