Lyonel Feininger: Photographs

Slide Work, 1940s-1950s

Slide Work, 1940s-1950s

Lyonel Feininger

Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum

Lyonel Feininger

Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum

Lyonel Feininger

Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum

Lyonel Feininger

Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum

Lyonel Feininger

Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum

Lyonel Feininger

Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum

Lyonel Feininger

Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Resinger Museum

Lyonel Feininger, Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Resinger Museum

After Feininger settled in New York in 1937, his photography increasingly took the form of slides. By 1955 he had created over four thousand black-and-white and color slides, which he projected onto the walls of his New York apartment. He made some of his earliest slides by rephotographing European images from the 1920s and ’30s, and he placed a number of his original negatives into slide mounts to project them as negative images, revisiting his Bauhaus experiments with negative printing.

In addition, Feininger used slide film to create new imagery, including views of the city from his apartment, still-life compositions on the window sill, extreme close-ups of flowers and leaves, and views of his work in other media, mostly documenting the stages of their creation.