Motion Perfect

Nude, not naked. Sensual resonance, aesthetic harmony, masterful technique, composition. An idyll to the plasticity of the human figure. Ethereal. Fragile. Almost mythical. A body of work flirting with Symbolism and the Viennese Secession. An irresistible courtship.

Bewegungsstudien || Motion Studies

Bewegungsstudie

Bewegungsstudie || Motion Study, 1925. In front Claudia Issatschenko

 

Doppelakt

Doppelakt || Two Nudes (Russian Dancers), 1925

 

Bewegungsstudie1

Bewegungsstudie || Motion Study, 1925/1928

 

Bildhauer mit modell

Bildhauer mit Modell || Sculptor and Model, c. 1925

 

Bewegungsstudie2

Bewegungsstudie || Motion Study, 1925

 

Composition1

Composition, 1925

 

Im Schosse der natur

Im Schosse der Natur || In the Bosom of Nature, 1923

 

Composition

Composition, 1925

 

Figurenstudie2

Figurenstudie || Group of Figures, c. 1927. On the right, Anna and Liselotte Koppitz


Der Steinwerfer

Der Steinwerfer || The Stone Thrower, 1923 (self portrait)

 

Aktstudie Anna

Aktstudie || Nude Study, 1923 (Anna Koppitz)

 

Figurengruppe

Figurengruppe || Group of Figures, c. 1923

 

Aktstudie

Aktstudie || Nude Girl, c. 1927

Rudolf Koppitz (1884 – 1936)
Photography

Scanned from a postcard booklet sitting on a pile of books in front of the mantelpiece, decommissioned a long time ago, in place of a fire; the cheap print and basic scanner adding a grainy texture and a sweet aura of nostalgia.

The first photograph, ”Motion Study”, is included in the ”Masters of Light: Treasures from The Royal Photographic Society Collection”  exhibition at the London Science Museum’s Media Space gallery, until March 2015.

 

 

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