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Wassily Kandinsky, “Tanzkurven: Zu den Tänzen der Palucca,” Das Kunstblatt, Potsdam, vol. 10, no. 3 (1926)

Dancer and choreographer Gret Palucca (1902-1993) was a former student of Mary Wigman, the leading figure in German Expressionist dance. In 1925, Palucca opened her own dance studio in Dresden and developed close contacts with various Bauhaus instructors, many of whom greatly admired her dance style. Wassily Kandinsky’s four “analytical drawings,” which were based on photographs of Palucca by Charlotte Rudolph, illustrate how closely the dancer’s style coincided with the Bauhaus aesthetic. The drawings and photographs were published in the arts journal Das Kunstblatt in 1926. According to Kandinsky, Palucca’s “principal assets” were “1. Simplicity of the whole form, and 2. Construction of the large form.”
Tom, Jean, Augustin, Ryan & Auriel by Raffaele Cariou & Morgane Nicolas //

MM6 maison martin margiela spring summer 2006

Yohji Yamamoto S/S 1999

Winter 99/00Moulin Rouge
When the student becomes a mysterious and decadent traveller, as she collects velvet and rich, heavy and shimmering damask trimmed with fur and featuring Renaissance colours “Folles de Chaillot” in baroque hats.
Photography by Monica Feudi

Talking to Myself, Edited by Carla Sozzani and Yohji Yamamoto

Summer 1986Cour Carrée du Louvre
Asymmetry breaks the rules for white and striped shirts. Being oversized, they wrap, tie together, and sculpt a body with broken-offset lines. An exercise of style that generously embraces two cultures.

Talking to Myself, Edited by Carla Sozzani and Yohji Yamamoto