Heinrich Strieffler, an artist from the Palatinate, made hundreds of photographs during his life. By those he recorded the everyday life around him: persons, landscapes and courses of streets, the annual cycle of occupations. His photos often serves as models for painting and lithography. Well-known artists of his time as Manet and Degas used the new medium for the purpose of studies, and like them Strieffler didn't see himself first and foremost as a photographer. However, from today's standpoint, a great part of his photographic œuvre may claim artistic worth.
Strieffler's photographs were missing for a long time. Not till the early nineties they were discovered again in the attic of his house. The exposition shows a selection of motives typical for Strieffler.
Strieffler's photographs were missing for a long time. Not till the early nineties they were discovered again in the attic of his house. The exposition shows a selection of motives typical for Strieffler and provides impressions of his manner of working by confrontation with his paintings and graphics. Works by Nana Heitmann show exemplary that photography has found its place as an independent kind of pictures at the point of intersection between documentation and artistic look.
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