Front view
Inv. No.S-0639
ArtistGermaine Krullborn 1897 in Posen (now: Poznań), Polanddied 1985 in Wetzlar, Germany

Skelett aus Stahl


Yearc. 1926, vintage

gelatin silver print, ferrotyped, mounted on cardboard

Dimensions15 x 11 cm

annotaded (pencil) and copyright stamp on mount verso


An iron construction, probably at the port of Amsterdam port, is not pictured as such one, but the focal plane is with the building in the background. Therefore, that the whole iron construction in front seems as an abstract pattern. In the upper image half, above the building in the background, the bright sky with its uniform surface outshines the iron construction in front, creating rectangular and rhombic white fields that seem to have their own lives.
(Fritz Simak)

S-0639, Skelett aus Stahl
Germaine Krull, Skelett aus Stahl, c. 1926
S-0639, Front view
© Museum Folkwang Essen / Nachlass Germaine Krull
S-0639, Back view
Germaine Krull, Skelett aus Stahl, c. 1926
S-0639, Back view