Inspiration + Influence: Grete Stern

Grete Stern
Grete Stern

During my recent trip to NYC I caught a gallery showing of German photomontage artist Grete Stern at the Museum of Modern Art.  Stern fled the Nazis to Argentina in 1935, and produced a stunning series of images that are impressive for their creative weirdness as well as technical precision in the pre-computer, pre-xerox machine days.

Grete Stern
Grete Stern

The sense I get from Stern’s ideas is what I really want out of “assemblage” kind of art- a concept, completeness to the piece, and out-and-out craft and composition.  As many modern collage artists show up on my Tumblr feed, few can pull those elements as tightly together as Stern did.

Grete Stern
Grete Stern

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I'm a multimedia artist in Phoenix, AZ. Main Site - Instagram @primordialcreative + twitter @dbmillerphoto

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