Antique German Nude Expressionist Dancers Photograph circa 1920

Product code: 5596
Fine original antique photographic postcard of German male and female nude dancers in a field striking a pose.

These images were a way of linking nudism with modern aestheticism - the art of bodily display and expression. Nudism was seen as an extension of modernism in the visual and performing arts. In prewar Germany illustrations of mythic primeval Nordic nudity by Fidus was popular.

This trend continued in photorgaphs such as this one where models of both sexes pose for dramatic poses often from scenes of paintings. Photographs that depicted men and women nude together were previously unheard of in the general public. The power of nude modern dance was to intensify the aesthetic significance of nudism and offer artistic exposure of the body.

Housed in a modern black wooden frame, mounted under UV glass by Pure & Applied of London.

Frame Size: 24.5 x 19.5
Photographic Postcard: 14 x 9 cm approx

Product Code 5596