Museum Folkwang
  • Albert Renger-Patzsch
    Objects from the Collection Archaeology, Global Art, Applied Arts, 1929–1944

  • The presentation of the Sammlung Museum Folkwang and its individual objects were documented between 1929 and 1944 by photographer Albert Renger-Patzsch (1897 Würzburg – 1966 Wamel), who had received a studio at the museum in 1929. When Karl Ernst Osthaus had shown the objects from the collection of Archaeology, Global Art, Applied Arts at Museum Folkwang in Hagen, he put them on an equal footing with the rest of the artworks and integrated them here and there in Henry van de Velde’s form of architectural ornamentation, with its reliance on flora as inspiration. The museum building by architect Edmund Körner in Essen gave the objects a purist setting in 1929.
    The simple, unembellished presentation was in line with the »objective« view propagated, as was also evident in contemporary art books. His photographs of the glass objects evidence his experiences as a photographer of industrial glass objects at Jenaer Werke. By using various light sources, he succeeded in making the glass objects glow and in emphasizing their materiality.
    Albert Renger-Patzsch had managed the image archive of the Folkwang-Verlag from 1922, until he went freelance as a photographer in 1925. His book ›Die Welt ist schön‹ (The World is Beautiful, 1928) contains shots of landscapes as well as photographs of industrial complexes and products.
  • Exh_Title_S: Albert Renger-Patzsch
    Objects from the Collection Archaeology, Global Art, Applied Arts, 1929–1944
  • Exh_Id: 1,581
  • Exh_Comment_S (Verantw): Department of Photography
  • Exh_SpareNField01_N (Verantw ID): 184
Works
Untitled (Vessel, Collection Museum Folkwang)
Untitled (Vessel, Collection Museum Folkwang)
Untitled (Vessel, Collection Museum Folkwang)
Untitled (Vessel, Collection Museum Folkwang)
Untitled (Museum Folkwang: Glass of an Alchemist)
Untitled (Four Vessels, Collection Museum Folkwang)
Untitled (Eight Vessels, Collection Museum Folkwang)
Untitled (Five Vessels, Collection Museum Folkwang)
Untitled (Five Vessels, Collection Museum Folkwang)
Untitled (Vase, Former Collection Museum Folkwang)
Untitled (Bowl, Collection Museum Folkwang)