Gret Palucca at the home of Lyonel Feininger
As the son of Bauhaus master Lyonel Feiniger, Theodore Lux Feininger experienced the Weimar and Dessau Bauhaus. He began his own studies at the Bauhaus Dessau in 1926 with the preliminary course with Josef Albers and lessons with László Moholy-Nagy, Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky. Until the winter semester of 1929, he worked in the stage workshop with Oskar Schlemmer. Towards the end of his studies, T. Lux Feininger, like his brother Andreas, increasingly devoted himself to photography. He was less interested in using photography as an artistic medium, much more in documenting the vibrant life at the Bauhaus, entirely influenced by the New Vision and always as events of spontaneous and personal significance. One of the two vintage prints shows the dancer Gret Palucca climbing up the wall of a house. Palucca found access to avant-garde circles in the mid-1920s through her sister-in-law Ise Bienert, an art student at the Bauhaus. As part of the Bauhaus program, she made several appearances between 1925 and 1928 to demonstrate technical exercises and improvisations from the field of New Dance. The present recording was also made during one of these visits to Dessau.