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Die Tanzerin Elektra (Elektra the Dancer)
  • Wilhelm Geissler
    1895–1977
    born: Hamm, Germany ; died: Wuppertal, West Germany (present-day Germany) ; active: Germany
  • Die Tanzerin Elektra (Elektra the Dancer), circa 1925
  • Der künstliche Mensch / Zehn Blätter der Anklage (The Artificial Man / Ten pages for the prosecution), from Kunst der Jugend (Art of Youth) no. 7
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • woodcut
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 162 x 120 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 3/8 x 4 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 290 x 228 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 3/8 x 9 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0075.05
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

The figure (robot) is dancing on a stage with theatre curtains on either side. The figure has three hairs/wires on the top of its head. On the bottom we see can lights shining on the dancing figure. The backdrop/scrim is made of diamond shapes with stars in the center of them.