Gertrud Arndt | self portraits

Gertrud Arndt studied at the Bauhaus in Dessau (under Paul Klee, among others), where she subsequently also taught. Her primary discipline was weaving, her textile designs showcasing the rigid geometric pattern-making typical of the Bauhaus aesthetic. In her private photographic studies, however, Arndt revealed a completely different side, as seen in these theatrical self portraits, all taken around 1930. Her relatively brief career is explored in an exhibition starting next week at the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin.

Masked Self-Portrait no 16 1930

Masked Self-Portrait no 34 1930-31
Self-Portrait 2
Self-Portrait 3

Masked Self-Portrait no 13 1930


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  1. Dr Zook

    Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. I’m going to Berlin next month and just thought about where to go… =)

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