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[ A photograph in black and white of an individual posed on a black background. Their right foot is planted on the ground while their left foot is lifted at a 90 degree angle. There is a curved line that connects the two feet. The individuals right arm is placed horizontally outward while their left arm reaches upward and curves. The individuals is positioned towards the camera and their gaze looks slightly above the camera. ]

Andreas Feininger

Girl Lifting Leg and Left Arm , 1950

Artwork Type: Photographs
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Accession #: 20112420
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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