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Christian
Schad



 


 

Christian Schad
 

(b Miesbach, Upper Bavaria, 21 Aug 1894; d Keilberg, nr Aschaffenburg, 25 Feb 1982).

German painter, collagist, printmaker and photographer. He studied briefly at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich (1913–14) and in 1913 began to make Expressionist woodcuts, which were published in magazines such as Die Aktion (Berlin), Die Weissen Blätter (Leipzig) and Sirius (Zurich). From 1915 to 1920 he lived in Zurich and Geneva, where he was associated with the DADA movement. He continued creating woodcuts but also made reliefs, paintings and collages from newspaper cuttings and other printed papers. At the same time he became interested in abstracting photography and using it in a more metaphoric way. In 1918, while living in Geneva, he created his first ‘schadographs’, such as Untitled (Fish; 1918; New York, MOMA), contact prints of collages and objects on photosensitive paper. Like Man Ray’s rayographs and Moholy-Nagy’s photograms, these cameraless photographs reproduced the negative image of the textures placed on them, creating a new form of representation.

 




 
 

 

 


Self Portrait
1927

 


Portraet einer Berlinerin
1929


 

Frau aus Pozzuoli
1925


 

Portrait von Eva von Arnheim
1930


 

Bildnis einer Unbekannten
1924


 

Maria and Annunziata
1923


 


Cafe d'Italia
1921


 


Bildnis einer Englaenderin
1926


 


Marcella
1926


 


Graf St. Genois d'Anneaucourt
1927


 


Lotte
1927


 


Joseph Matthias Hauer
1927


 


Ludwig Baeumer
1927


 


Dr. Haustein
1928


 


Sonja
1928


 


Zwei Maedchen
1928


 


Maika
1929


 


Halbakt
1929


 


Operation
1929


 


Agosta, der Fluegelmensch, und Rascha, die schwarze Taube
1929


 


Isabella
1934


 


Bettina
1942


 


Im Irisgarten
1968



Die Umgebung
1967


 


Torre di Pisa
1971
 

 

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