Tilla Durieux

Born Ottilie Godeffroy, the daughter of the Austrian chemist Richard Godeffroy (1847–1895), she trained as an actress in Vienna, her native town, and gave her debut at the Moravian Theatre in Olmütz (Olomouc) in 1901/02.

The next season she got an engagement in Breslau (Wrocław). From 1903 she worked with Max Reinhardt at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin and with a group of expressionist artists around Kurt Hiller and Jakob van Hoddis.

In 1911 Durieux entered the stage of the Lessing Theater where, on November 1, 1913, she became the second actress to perform the role Eliza Doolittle in a German language production of George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, half a year before its English premiere on April 11, 1914. From 1915 she performed at the Royal Schauspielhaus Berlin.[ In 1904, Durieux married the Berlin Secession painter Eugen Spiro, and after their divorce, she remarried in 1910 the successful art dealer and editor Paul Cassirer, who committed suicide in a room next to the court room that pronounced their divorce. Soon after, Durieux married general director Ludwig Katzenellenbogen. In 1927 they were the main financiers of Erwin Piscator’s Neues Schauspielhaus project. Durieux was a public character of 1920s Berlin and associated with numerous celebrities like the famous photographer Frieda Riess.

In 1933, Durieux and her husband left Germany for Switzerland to escape Nazi rule. She continued to perform at the Vienna Theater in der Josefstadt and in Prague.

In 1937 she moved to Zagreb, Croatia (then in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia) where she became a member of the International Red Aid. Durieux unsuccessfully tried to obtain visa for the United States; in 1941 Ludwig Katzenellenbogen was arrested by Gestapo agents in Thessaloniki and deported to Sachsenhausen concentration camp, where he was killed in 1944.

Durieux returned to West Germany in 1952, appearing on stages in Berlin, Hamburg and Münster.

Franz von Stuck (or Mary von Stuck) showing Tilla Durieux in the role of Circe. 1912 The photo served as a model for the painting Tilla Durieux as Circe by Franz von Stuck

Franz von Stuck (or Mary von Stuck) showing Tilla Durieux in the role of Circe. 1912 The photo served as a model for the painting Tilla Durieux as Circe by Franz von Stuck

Tilla Durieux as Circe by Franz von Stuck

Tilla Durieux als Cleopatra im Münchener Künstlertheater von 1913 by Isidore Hirsch München

Portrait of the actress Tilla Durieux by Isidor Hirsch, 1908

Tilla Durieux-as Anna Countess Werdenfels in The Marquis of Keith 192s Picture by arelier Becker & Maaß

Tilla Durieux-as Anna Countess Werdenfels in The Marquis of Keith 192s Picture by arelier Becker & Maaß

Tilla Durieux-as Anna Countess Werdenfels in The Marquis of Keith 192s Picture by arelier Becker & Maaß

Tilla Durieux-as Anna Countess Werdenfels in The Marquis of Keith 1920s Picture by arelier Becker & Maaß

Tilla Durieux-as Anna Countess Werdenfels in The Marquis of Keith 192s Picture by arelier Becker & Maaß

Tilla Durieux-as Anna Countess Werdenfels in The Marquis of Keith 192s Picture by arelier Becker & Maaß

Tilla Durieux-as Potiphar’s wife in the ballet Josefslegende in Berlin 1921 Picture by arelier Becker & Maaß

Tilla Durieux-as Potiphar’s wife in the ballet Josefslegende in Berlin 1921 Picture by arelier Becker & Maaß

Tilla Durieux, German actress. Photography.1914. Photo by Imagno

Tilla Durieux in her home by V.H.Leiser, Berlin, 1910s

Tilla Durieux Photo by Isidor Hirsch, 1910s

Tilla Durieux 1905 Foto Jacob Hilsdorf

Tilla Durieux-1910 Picture by arelier Becker & Maaß

Tilla Durieux-1910 Picture by arelier Becker & Maaß

Tilla Durieux- in ‘Josephs legende’, 1921 Picture by arelier Becker & Maaß

Tilla Durieux as Hebbel, Judith, 1910 postcard, Picture by arelier Becker

Tilla Durieux as Hebbel, Judith, 1910 postcard, Picture by arelier Becker

Tilla Durieux as ‘Delila’ in the play ‘Simson’ by Frank Wedekind, 1914, Picture by Becker & Maaß

Tilla Durieux as ‘Delila’ in the play ‘Simson’ by Frank Wedekind, 1914, Picture by Becker & Maaß

Tilla Durieux William Shakespeare, Sommernachtstraum Tilla Durieux als Oberon- vermutl. 1905 Photo by ullstein bild

Tilla Durieux  in « Grosse Liebe » bt Heinrich Mann photo by  Berker and Maaß,1913

 

Frieda Gertrude Riess

Riess was born in Czarnikau in the Prussian Province of Posen where her Jewish parents were shopkeepers. At the end of the 1890s, the family moved to Berlin where she first studied sculpture under Hugo Lederer (c. 1907) and later photography at the Berlin « Photographischen Lehranstalt », receiving her diploma in the summer of 1915.

In 1918, she opened a business on the prestigious Kurfürstendamm; it became one of the most popular studios in the city. Partly as a result of her marriage to the journalist Rudolf Leonhard in the early 1920s, she extended her clientele to celebrities such as playwright Walter Hasenclever, novelist Gerhart Hauptmann and actors and actresses including Tilla Durieux, Asta Nielsen and Emil Jannings. While on a trip to Italy in 1929, she was invited to photograph Benito Mussolini. In addition, she contributed to the journals and magazines of the day including Die Dame, Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung, Der Weltspiegel, Querschnit and Koralle

Her success in Berlin was however short-lived. In 1932, after falling in love with the elderly French ambassador in Berlin, she moved to Paris with him, disappearing from the public eye. Even the date of her death cannot be clearly established and her place of burial remains unknown  (source wilkipedia)

 

Frieda Riess- Toni Freeden – Dancer, Germany  in a dancing pose – 1927 via getty images

Frieda Riess- The dancer Grit Helgesa Portrait in the role of a Harlekin Vintage,1920 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Ellen Petz Dancer, choreographer, Germany with a partner in the Petz Kainer Ballet ‘Scherzo’; costumes designed by Ludwig Kainer – 1920 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Portrait of Margo Lion, Cabaret Artist, Chansonniere, Actress, Germany, Portrait singing the couplet ‘Die Linie der Mode’ in the Wilde Bühne in Berlin 1924 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Hands Beautiful female hands , 1924 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Portrait of The dancer Grit Hegesa,1919 via getty images

Frieda Riess-Mria Schreker, Opera SingerWife of the composer Franz Schreker ,1922 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Lotte Pritzel Costume designer, doll artist,1925 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Lally Horstmann1920 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Lani Mohr-Solf,1931 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Portrait of the actress Leontine Kühnbergy 1925 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Dare Vare The daughter of the Italian Ambassador in China, wearing a white dress in the summer,1933 via getty images

Frieda Riess-Trude  Hesterberg – Actress, SingerPortrait in the cabaret Wilde Bühne, dressed in a long dress Vintage,1922 via getty images

Frieda Gertrud Riess The Sculptor Renée Sintenis (Die Bildhauerin Renée Sintenis) Gelatin silver print, 1925-35 Via moma

Frieda Gertrud Riess – Woman’s handS, 1924 via

 

Frieda Ries- Renee Sintenis, sculptor, Germany 1925 via

Frieda Riess-Baroness Nadine Uexküll dressed as Nefertiti,1928

Atelier Riess (Frieda Gertrud). Bara – Die Tänzerin Charlotte Bara. Ca. 1926-28.

Frieda Gertrud Riess Nude Model ,photogravure, 1925 via ebay

Frieda Gertrud Riess Nude Model ,photogravure, 1925 via ebay

Frieda Gertrud Riess Nude Model ,photogravure, 1920 via ebay

Frieda Gertrud Riess Nude Model ,photogravure 1920 via ebay

Edward Steichen

Edward Steichen – Modefoto, 1931

Edward Steichen – photo de mode pour Vogue modèle G. André , 1931

 

Edward Steichen- G. Andre for Vogue, 1937

Edward Steichen- Photo de mode modèle  G. André , Vogue, 1937

Gjon Mili

Gjon Mili – for Life Magazine, 1957

 

Gjon Mili - for Life Magazine, 1957

Gjon Mili – for Life Magazine, 1957

Gjon Mili - for Life Magazine, 1957

Gjon Mili – for Life Magazine, 1957

Anomyme

George Hoyningen-Huene for Harper’s Bazaar, May 1935

George Hoyningen-Huene for Harper’s Bazaar, May 1935

George Hoyningen-Huene for Harper’s Bazaar, May 1935

 

Sayaka Maruyama

La pratique de Sayaka Maruyama traverse les médiums de la photographie, le cinéma, les dessins, l’installation et la performance. S’appuyant sur des références classiques japonaises et des motifs surréalistes, son travail explore les interprétations contemporaines contradictoires des notions de la beauté, de deux points de vue l’ occidental et l’oriental.
Maruyama a principalement gagné en notoriété pour sa série Japon d’avant-garde, dans lequel l’artiste entrelaçait numériquement des images manipulées avec des éléments de collage de papier et de la peinture à l’aquarelle pour créer des images complexes, multi-couches, vantant un sens de la beauté.
Maruyama est née au Japon en 1983, et est diplômée de l’Université des arts du Japon en 2005, lorsqu’elle commence son fameux projet « Neon O’Clock Works ». Sa première monographie, intitulée Krageneidechse, a été publié en 2007, l’année où elle a déménagé à Londres. Maruyama a largement exposé à Londres et à Tokyo, et ses images ont été publiées dans de nombreux périodiques. // Sayaka Maruyama’s practice traverses the mediums of photography, film, drawings, installation and performance. Drawing on classical Japanese references and Surrealist motifs, her work explores contradictory contemporary understandings of Japanese notions of beauty, from both Western and Eastern perspectives. Maruyama primarily gained notoriety for her Japan Avant-Garde series, in which the artist intertwined digitally manipulated images with elements of paper collage and watercolour paint to create intricate, multi-layered imagery, extolling a sense of beauty.
Maruyama was born in Japan in 1983, and graduated from the Art University of Japan in 2005, when she began her renowned Neon O’Clock Works project. Her first monograph, entitled Krageneidechse, was published in 2007, the year she moved to London. Maruyama has exhibited widely in London and Tokyo, and her images have been published in periodicals

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