Lo Hesse, Rollenporträt

Franz Xaver Setzer :: Lo Hesse, Rollenporträt | Role portrait, undated. (Primula Vera) | src Theatermuseum Wien
Franz Xaver Setzer :: Lo Hesse, Rollenporträt | Role portrait, undated. (Primula Vera) | src Theatermuseum Wien

German dancer and model Lo Hesse was the muse of German Avant-garde designer Walter Schnackenberg in the 1910s. She was known for her extravagantly costumed performances with famed dancer Joachim von Seewitz.

Walter Schnackenberg :: Ballet und Pantomime 'Primula Vera' (Lo Hesse), plate # 7, 1920. | src 1st dibs
Walter Schnackenberg :: Ballet und Pantomime ‘Primula Vera’ (Lo Hesse), plate # 7, 1920. | src 1st dibs

“Schnackenberg was a regular contributor to the German magazines Jugend and Simplicissimus before devoting himself to the design of stage scenery and costumes. In the artist’s theatrical work, his mastery of form, ornamentation, and Orientalism became increasingly evident. He excelled at combining fluid Art Nouveau outlines, with spiky Expressionist passages, and the postures and patterns of the mysterious East.”

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