[Spiral Costume, from the Triadic Ballet]

Object Details

Title:

[Spiral Costume, from the Triadic Ballet]

Artist/Maker:

Karl Grill (German, active Donaueschingen, Germany 1920s)

Culture:

German

Date:

1926

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

22.5 x 16.2 cm (8 7/8 x 6 3/8 in.)

Copyright:

Status undetermined

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In 1922, Oskar Schlemmer premiered his "Triadic Ballet" in Germany. He named the piece "Triadic" because it was literally composed of multiples of three: three acts, colors, dancers, and shapes. Concentrating on its form and movement, Schlemmer explored the body's spatial relationship to its architectural surroundings. Although an abstract design, the spiral costume derived from the tutus of classical ballet.

Exhibitions
Dance in Photography (February 2 to March 28, 1999)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 2 to March 28, 1999
The Mad Square: Modernity in German Art 1910-1938 (August 5, 2011 to March 4, 2012) (143)
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney), August 5 to November 6, 2011
  • National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne), November 25, 2011 to March 4, 2012
Bibliography

Dance in Photography, exh. brochure (Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum) fig. 3.