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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.
Mask Portrait No. 13, Dessau
In contrast to earlier photographs and most of the photos produced at the Bauhaus around the same period, Gertrud Arndt’s self-portraits are not experiments with extreme perspectives or detailed views, but rather early pioneering examples of the kind of self-dramatization also seen in the work of Cindy Sherman.
Double Portrait of Alfred and Gertrud Arndt, Probstzella
Gertrud Arndt joined the Bauhaus weaving workshop in 1924 and continued to take photographs on a self-taught basis as well. Her way of looking at subjects developed from that of a rigid, purely illustrative type of documentary photography towards the experimental approach used in the New Vision.