Costume Designs For The
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR50.428
People
Oskar Schlemmer, German (Stuttgart, Germany 1888 - 1943 Baden-Baden, Germany)
Title
Costume Designs for the "Triadic Ballet"
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Das Triadische Ballet
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1926
Culture
German
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink, gouache, metallic powder, graphite, and typewritten collage elements on cream wove paper, mounted to cream card
Dimensions
mount; actual: 46.3 x 64 cm (18 1/4 x 25 3/16 in.)
actual: 38.6 x 53.7 cm (15 3/16 x 21 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • stamp: on mount at l.c., red ink: DAS TRIADISCHE BALLETT / OSKAR SCHLEMMER
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Museum Purchase
Copyright
© The Oskar Schlemmer Theatre Estate, Secretariat: IT - 28824 Oggebbio (VB), Italy
Object Number
BR50.428
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Descriptions
Description
2 collage elements
Publication History

Herbert Bayer, ed., Bauhaus, 1919-1928, exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, New York (New York, NY, 1938), p. 65

Charles Werner Haxthausen, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Abbeville Press (New York, NY, 1980), p. 119, repr.

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), no. 386, p. 322, repr.

Peter Nisbet and Emilie Norris, Busch-Reisinger Museum: History and Holdings, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1991), p. 65, ill.

Peter Nisbet and Joseph Koerner, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, ed. Peter Nisbet, Harvard University Art Museums and Scala Publishers Ltd. (Cambridge, MA and London, England, 2007), p. 129

David Frankel, ed., Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity, exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, New York (New York, 2009), cat. no. 217, p. 170, color repr.

Kathleen James-Chakraborty and Eva Forgas, Bauhaus: Art as Life, exh. cat., Barbican Art Gallery and Koenig Books Ltd (London, 2012), p. 195, fig. 174, ill.

Exhibition History

From Werkbund to Bauhaus: Art and Design in Germany 1900-1934, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge

Works from the 20th Century Collection of the Busch-Reisinger, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 06/15/1980 - 09/01/1980; Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York, 09/23/1980 - 10/24/1980

German Art of the Twenties, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 02/26/1981 - 04/11/1981

Deutsche Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts aus dem Busch-Reisinger Museum, Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin 30, 02/10/1983 - 04/17/1983; Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 05/08/1983 - 06/26/1983; Stadtische Galerie im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, 10/23/1982 - 01/16/1983

Modernism: Designing a New World, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 04/06/2006 - 07/23/2006; MARTa Herford, Herford, 09/16/2006 - 01/07/2007

Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 11/08/2009 - 01/25/2010

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted