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Bewegungsstudie (Movement Study)

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Vienna (Taken at the Vienna State Opera Ballet, photographed)

  • Date:

    1926 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Koppitz, Rudolf, born 1884 - died 1936 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    carbon print

  • Credit Line:

    The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    RPS.2351-2017

  • Gallery location:

    Photography Centre, Room 100, The Bern and Ronny Schwartz Gallery, case EAST WALL

Koppitz was a leading art photographer in Vienna between the two World Wars, and a master of complex printing processes, such as the pigment, gum and bromoil process of transfer printing. This dynamic and sensual composition captures dancers from the Vienna State Opera Ballet frozen mid-movement.

Physical description

Photograph depicting four female ballerinas, three of whom stand in a row in the back dressed all in black, with bare feet. In the foreground, the remaining figure stands in contrast - nude, with her back dramatically arched.

Place of Origin

Vienna (Taken at the Vienna State Opera Ballet, photographed)

Date

1926 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Koppitz, Rudolf, born 1884 - died 1936 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

carbon print

Dimensions

Height: 370 mm Image, Width: 275 mm Image

Descriptive line

Photograph by Rudolf Koppitz, 'Bewegungsstudie (Movement Study)', 1926, carbon print

Labels and date

Photography Centre 2018-20:

Rudolf Koppitz (1884–1936)
Bewegungsstudie [Movement Study]
1926

Koppitz was a leading art photographer in Vienna between the two World Wars, and a master of complex printing processes, such as the pigment, gum and bromoil process of transfer printing. This dynamic and sensual composition captures dancers from the Vienna State Opera Ballet frozen mid-movement.

Carbon print
Museum no. RPS.2351-2017

The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Art Fund
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Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Carbon process; Photography

Subjects depicted

Ballerinas; Portraiture; Ballet; Dance; Women

Categories

Photographs; The Royal Photographic Society; Portraits; RPS Digitisation Project

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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