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Konditormeister Franz Bremer

Accession Number
1974/2.25

Title
Konditormeister Franz Bremer

Artist(s)
August Sander

Artist Nationality
German (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1928

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
12 in x 9 3/8 in (30.48 cm x 23.81 cm);22 1/8 in x 18 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 46.04 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
The pastry chef appears in the group, “The Master Craftsman.” The subject appears proud in his confident pose, his round head mirrored by his belly, as well as, the large steel bowl he is stirring. This photograph appears in Sander’s lifelong work Citizens of the Twentieth Century. In this series, Sander aspired to create a comprehensive anthology of Germany by photographing all aspects of society, as he believed in the portrait as a true representation of a society. The Nazis found this work in opposition to their narrow ideals. In 1934 they destroyed Sander’s plates and banned him from making portraits, however many of his negatives survived.

Physical Description
A formal portrait of a pastry chef in his commercial kitchen. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
German (culture or style)
Workers
bakeries
bowls (vessels)
cooks
food
interiors
kitchens
male
males
modern and contemporary art
pastry
portraits
standing

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