Kurt Wendlandt

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Kurt Wendlandt
Kurt Wendlandt (1917-1998). He was a good friend of the great Heinz Hajek-Halke and they were early members of the 1960's Berlin avant-garde photography movement - Lichtgrafik (Light Graphic). These late 1950's prints are direct from Germany and rare to find in the US. They represent some of the early experiments by Wendlandt of combining light-sensitive materials with traditional artist materials to achieve a unique sense of transparency. Each of these photo linen prints starts with a light silver-gelatin base image from his trip to the Italian island of Ischia (near Capri and the Amalfi Coast) and then Kurt builds upon the print with layers of hand-applied watercolor, tempera and ink to create very evocative renditions of the coastal landscapes. 
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