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Tanzbar by Yva (Else Simon)

Tanzbar, 1930

Yva (Else Simon)

This image is a quintessential evocation of 1930s Berlin. The artist captures the dreamy narcissism of a dancing couple, for the moment oblivious to the increasingly turbulent world outside the dance hall. The woman, with her stylish curls, fashionably arched brows, and heavy-lidded eyes, rests her head against her sharp-featured companion’s shoulder. His sleek, parted hairdo and angular nose is a pleasing contrast to his partner’s soft, introspective expression. The world outside eventually did intrude on the artist. As a Jew under Nazi rule, she was forced to give up her photography career. She died in a concentration camp in 1942.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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