Grete Stern

28 05 2015

Grete Stern was an emigre from Nazi Germany who moved to England and finally to Argentina. The images in her work grow into new images. I find her work exciting and very clever. Although much of her work had a commercial/utilitarian purpose, illustrating dreams of readers of a woman’s magazine, the images stand on their own without explanation.





Grete Stern

12 07 2012

Grete Stern was an emigre from Nazi Germany who moved to England and finally to Argentina. The images in her work grow into new images. I find her work exciting and very clever. If I had seen her work when I was young I would have said that she had a great influence on me. Many of her(visual) ideas are similar to my own. But I only discovered her recently.Although much of her work had a commercial/utilitarian purpose, illustrating dreams of readers of a woman’s magazine, the images stand on their own without explanation.

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Grete Stern

8 09 2011

Sometimes its worth repeating an artist. Grete Stern’s accomplishments are incredible. Looking at her work you must imagine the technical difficulties she faced. And what I like about some of these earlier collage works is that they are simpler, cleaner. They are not filled with a hundred different visual ideas.

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Here is a quote from another sight:

Grete Stern, born in Germany had to flee from the Nazis in 1935 and went to live in Argentina. She was educated in the School of Applied Arts in Stuttgart as a graphic designer and photographer, something quite unusual for a woman in those days. Among many professional activities, in 1948 she was invited to work in a woman’s’ magazine called “Idilio”. There she would illustrate with photo montages the section called “Psychoanalysis will help you”. Her work consisted of representing the dreams that the readers would submit. Grete Stern worked nearly three years on this project and produced nearly 150 pieces. In Argentina this work is considered the most important of it’s kind produced there.

 





Grete Stern

29 03 2011

Grete Stern was an emigre from Nazi Germany who moved to England and finally to Argentina. The images in her work grow into new images. I find her work exciting and very clever. If I had seen her work when I was young I would have said that she had a great influence on me. Many of her(visual) ideas are similar to my own. But I only discovered her recently.Although much of her work had a commercial/utilitarian purpose, illustrating dreams of readers of a woman’s magazine, the images stand on their own without explanation.

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