Shells and design, late 1970s

Karel Vaca :: Dívka s Mušlí (Girl with a shell), 1980. Vintage movie poster, offset print. Movie directed by Jiří Svoboda. | src Zezula
Karel Vaca (1919-1989) :: Dívka s Mušlí (Girl with a shell), 1980. Vintage movie poster, offset print. Movie directed by Jiří Svoboda. | src Zezula
Cymatium spengleri Perry. From "The shell: five hundred million years of inspired design" by Hugh Stix and Marguerite Stix, 1979. | src equator on IG
Cymatium spengleri Perry. From “The shell: five hundred million years of inspired design” by Hugh Stix and Marguerite Stix, 1979. | src equator on IG

Oppenheimer und Kokoschka

Max Oppenheimer (MOPP) (1885–1954) :: Moderne Galerie Theatiner-Maffeistr. Max Oppenheimer (Exhibition Poster), 1911
Max Oppenheimer (MOPP) (1885–1954) :: Moderne Galerie Theatiner-Maffeistr. Max Oppenheimer (Exhibition Poster), 1911 MoMA

Oppenheimer, who had begun signing works MOPP by 1911, was initially friendly with both (Oskar) Kokoschka and (Egon) Schiele. But this poster, which he designed for his first Munich exhibition, brought accusations of plagiarism from Kokoschka, who found its subject—a gaunt, naked self-portrait figure bleeding from a chest wound—too close to his own agonized poster of a year earlier (images below). | quoted from MoMA

Oskar Kokoschka :: Self-Portrait, Hand on Chest (Selbstbildnis, Hand auf der Brust), 1910. Das druckgrafische Werk im Kontext seiner Zeit @ Museum der Moderne Salzburg © Fondation Oskar Kokoschka and Museum of Fine Arts Budapest; also Art Institute Chicago
Oskar Kokoschka :: Self-Portrait, Hand on Chest (Selbstbildnis, Hand auf der Brust), 1910. Das druckgrafische Werk im Kontext seiner Zeit @ Museum der Moderne Salzburg © Fondation Oskar Kokoschka and Museum of Fine Arts Budapest; also Art Institute Chicago
Oskar Kokoschka :: Self-Portrait, Hand on Chest (Selbstbildnis, Hand auf der Brust), 1911. Poster for a conference at the Akademischer Verband für Literatur und Musik, Jänner 1911. Leopold Museum and MoMA: German Expressionism Project
Oskar Kokoschka :: Self-Portrait, Hand on Chest (Selbstbildnis, Hand auf der Brust), 1911. Poster for a conference at the Akademischer Verband für Literatur und Musik, Jänner 1911. Leopold Museum and MoMA: German Expressionism Project

Valeska Gert by Mammen / Kainer

Valeska Gert, gemalt von Jeanne Mammen; 1928-1929 © Berlinische Galerie. | src Welt.de
Ludwig Kainer :: Valeska Gert. Groteske Tänze. Plakat. 1917. Das Plakat, Mai-Juli 1918

Orientalische Tänzerin, 1920

Walter Schnackenberg :: Ballet und Pantomime “Orientalische Tänzerin” (Oriental Dancer), plate # 18, 1920. | src 1st dibs

Maskerade (Lo Hesse)

Walter Schnackenberg :: Ballet und Pantomime 'Maskerade' (Lo Hesse), plate # 9, ca. 1920. | src 1st dibs
Walter Schnackenberg :: Ballet und Pantomime ‘Maskerade’ (Lo Hesse), plate # 9, ca. 1920. | src 1st dibs

Carmen Tortola Valencia, 1912

Walter Schnackenberg :: The dancer Carmen Tortola Valencia, 1912. Watercolour, brush and India ink and opaque white over pencil on paper. | src Grisebach Autumn Auctions 2020
Walter Schnackenberg :: The dancer Carmen Tortola Valencia, 1912. Watercolour, brush and India ink and opaque white over pencil on paper. | src Grisebach Autumn Auctions 2020

Tschaikiun, Lo Hesse (1920)

Walter Schnackenberg :: Ballet und Pantomime 'Tschaikiun' I, print # 3 (Lo Hesse), 1920. | src 1st dibs
Walter Schnackenberg :: Ballet und Pantomime ‘Tschaikiun’ I, print # 3 (Lo Hesse), 1920. | src 1st dibs
Walter Schnackenberg :: 'Tschaikiun' II, plate # 17 (Lo Hesse), ca. 1920. | src Colletti Gallery
Walter Schnackenberg :: ‘Tschaikiun’ II, plate # 17 (Lo Hesse), ca. 1920. | src Colletti Gallery

‘Primula Vera’ (Lo Hesse), 1920

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.” (quoted from source)

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
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.”