Karin von Maur

  • Oskar Schlemmer Sculpture

    This essay is a revised extract from the book Oskar Schlemmer Sculpture by Karin von Maur, published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York (74 illustrations, 24 in color).

    THE MAJORITY OF OSKAR SCHLEMMER’S sculptures were executed between 1919 and 1923. Within these four years he created about 12 reliefs, two round sculptures and a series of preparatory drawings for sculptures which were never realized. During this period Schlemmer further executed the 20 figurines which make up the Triadic Ballet and can be considered kinetic sculptures, and the mural, half painting, half sculpture which decorated