Karl Herrmann Haupt (1904 - 1983)

Self Portrait 3 (Selbstbildnis 3)

Gouache and oil on a thin card.
Signed and dated HAUPT24 at the lower left centre.
Inscribed Bauhaus-Student Weimar 1924. / Selstbildnis 3 (farbige Fassung) / Mischtechnik auf Karton / Die Positiv-Negativ Wirkung, (1. u. 2 Fassung) / werden durch die Farbe aufgelöst. / Die Schwarz-Weiss Fassungen, (1. u. 2.) / ähneln eher einem Fotonegativ. / K. H. Haupt. Halle. a. d. S. / 1924. on a typewritten label pasted onto the reverse.
A stamp with the coat of arms of the city of Weimar pasted onto the reverse.
678 x 478 mm. (26 5/8 x 18 3/4 in.)

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This large and impressive sheet is an early self-portrait by Karl Hermann Haupt, executed in 1924 while he was a student at the Bauhaus in Weimar. The artist’s typewritten label on the reverse may be translated as: ‘Bauhaus student Weimar in 1924 / Self Portrait 3 (colour version) / mixed media on card / The positive-negative effect, (1st & 2nd versions) / be resolved by the colour. / The black and white versions, (1st & 2nd) / look more like a photo negative. / K. H. Haupt. Halle a. d. S. / 1924.’

Another student drawing by Haupt of the same year, a Construction for an Equilibrium Study drawn in pencil on tracing paper, is in the collection of the Bauhaus Archive at the Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin.

Karl Herrmann HAUPT

Self Portrait 3 (Selbstbildnis 3)

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