|In der Loge (In the Boxes)|
Dodo received her formal education at the prestigious Schule Reimann and went on to become a successful costume and fashion illustrator. She reached the peak of her artistic career in the years 1927 to 1929, when she created a string of caricaturally drawn, brightly coloured gouaches for the Berlin-based satirical weekly 'Ulk'. These pictures depicted the mondaine life of the modern urban socialite, as well as the increasing alienation of the sexes. With sharp contours, oscillating between Art Déco and the New Objectivity, Dodo managed to capture the essence of the cosmopolitan lifestyle of the late twenties with which she was so intimately familiar.
The first retrospective in the Art Library Berlin features around 120 of her works from all periods of her life: mondaine fashion illustration, illustrations for 'Ulk', her 'pictures of the unconscious' (created in Zurich in 1933 while undergoing psychoanalysis), illustrations for Jewish magazines and works created in exile in London. A wonderful exhibition worth visiting!
(Text and Images: Art Library Berlin)
|Der Windhund (The Greyhound)|
Die erste Werkschau in der Kunstbibliothek Berlin umfasst rund 120 Arbeiten aus allen Lebensphasen: mondäne Modegrafik, Illustrationen für Ulk, die so genannten "unbewussten" Bilder ihrer privaten Turbulenzen während einer 1933 in Zürich durchlebten Psychoanalyse, Illustrationen für jüdische Zeitschriften sowie Arbeiten aus dem Londoner Exil. Eine wunderbare Ausstellung, die den Besuch lohnt!
(Text und Bilder: Kunstbibliothek Berlin)