Jaromir Funke

31 12 2014

Jaromír Funke (1896–1945) was a pioneer of modern photography. In 1922, he set out on the road to abstraction, ultimately developing a school of his own: “Photogenism.” He responded to the inspiration of Cubism and also made exemplary works in the styles of New Objectivity and Constructivism. In the Twenties, he became one of the first photographers to accept Poetism and Surrealism. With the exception of Jaroslav Rössler, Funke was the only important Czechoslovak photographer to grasp the international context of avant-garde photography, painting, and sculpture.

Even a bottle of wine looks like the Gestapo. Suspicion and paranoia seem to whisper in every photo. (Or perhaps I am reading into his photographs because he worked before and during WW2.

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