Valeska Gert, ‘Olé’, 1940

Lisette Model :: Valeska Gert, ‘Olé’, 1940. Gelatin silver print. Gift of the Estate of Lisette Model. | src National Gallery of Canada
Lisette Model :: Valeska Gert, ‘Olé’, 1940. Gelatin silver print. | src National Gallery of Canada

Valeska Gert, ‘Death’, 1940

Lisette Model :: Valeska Gert, ‘Death’, gelatin silver print, 1940. Gift of the Estate of Lisette Model. | src National Gallery of Canada
Lisette Model :: Valeska Gert, ‘Death’, gelatin silver print, 1940. Gift of the Estate of Lisette Model. | src National Gallery of Canada

Dore Hoyer „Ophelia“, 1941

Siegfried Enkelmann :: Dance portrait of Dore Hoyer as „Ophelia“, 1941. Vintage gelatin silver print. (detail) | src eBay
Siegfried Enkelmann :: Dore Hoyer „Ophelia“, 1941. Tanz des Whansinns. Musik: Debussy (annotated on filing card). Vintage gelatin silver print. | src eBay

Wendt’s Landscapes

Lionel Wendt :: Silence, ca. 1930s-1940s, photogravure, from Lionel Wendt’s Ceylon (London, Lincolns-Prager Publishers Ltd, 1950). | src British Art Studies
Lionel Wendt :: [unknown title] Wirawila Beach, Sri Lanka, Landscape. Photogravure print, 1940s. | src vintageads on eBay
Lionel Wendt :: [unknown title], Sri Lanka, Sea, Landscape. Photogravure print, 1940s. | src vintageads on eBay

Wendt’s photomontages

Lionel Wendt :: Gay Abandon, ca. 1940, photogravure, from Lionel Wendt’s Ceylon (London, Lincolns-Prager Publishers Ltd, 1950) | src British Art Studies
Lionel Wendt :: Adventures in Space, ca. 1930s-1940s, photogravure, from Lionel Wendt’s Ceylon (London, Lincolns-Prager Publishers Ltd, 1950) | src British Art Studies

Wendt’s photomontage has been most conventionally and variously comprehended through its pastiche of influences and motifs such as De Chirico’s futurist arches, Magritte’s “Ceci n’est pas un oeuf,” Piero della Francesca’s Brera Madonna, Georges Bataille’s rumination on the story of the eye, and the recurrent vignette of a distant brig. Although he clearly held great admiration for those artistic circles he came into contact with in Europe, it seems a bit too summary merely to insert him within these narratives. (quoted from source)

Lionel Wendt’s Ceylon

Lionel Wendt :: ‘And no birds sing’, Lionel Wendt’s Ceylon, Lincolns-Prager Publishers Ltd (Publisher, for Lionel Wendt Memorial Fund), London, 1950, p.201. Photogravure print, photomontage. | src vintageads on eBay
Lionel Wendt :: Strange Décor [“Shaw or Stalin”,Russia Today, 1941 issue], 1933-34, photogravure, from Lionel Wendt’s Ceylon (London, Lincolns-Prager Publishers Ltd, 1950). | src British Art Studies