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It was only when Gertrud Arndt got to the Bauhaus that she found there was no course in architecture. So she became a weaver. But her secret passion was photography.
Blühová was one of the few students at the Bauhaus to engage with social photography. Before joining the course, Slovakian-born Blühová was already observing the lives of people around her with a critical eye.
Portrait of Ernst Mittag (sleeping)
Etel Fodor-Mittag followed in her photographic portraits she made starting in 1929 the extreme perspectives of the New Vision, which was at its height around this period.
Photographic study with toy pistol and sugar cubes
As early as 1928, a year before the photography course started, Fodor-Mittag was already taking her first semi-professional shots, including an ironic still life in which a toy pistol is firing three sugar cubes towards a glass of water.
Feather, Study from Peterhans' class at the Bauhaus in Berlin
A photo from Horacio Coppola’s Bauhaus period is a detailed shot of a feather placed on a kind of cotton material. The curving structure of the feather and the firm lighting and exposure of its downy texture create an association with perfect softness and safety.