Heinrich Zille, Part 2

Ewwwwww. While it looks like these kids are playing in shit, what they are actually doing is gathering the undigested portions of fruit from the dung piles to use as fuel.  In other words . . . they are playing in shit.

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Heinrich Zille – Sammelt Obstkerne zur Oelgewinnung (1918)

Heinrich Zille – Schlafstube im Hinterhaus (1919)

Heinrich Zille – Schlafstube im Hinterhaus (1919)

Heinrich Zille – In der Kneipe (1919)

Heinrich Zille – In der Kneipe (1919)

Heinrich Zille – Drei Gören (1922)

Heinrich Zille – Drei Gören (1922)

Heinrich Zille – Konsum-Genossenschaft (Consumer Cooperative) (1924)

Heinrich Zille – Konsum-Genossenschaft (Consumer Cooperative) (1924)

Heinrich Zille – Fünf Kinder auf einer Bank (1924) (1)

Heinrich Zille – Fünf Kinder auf einer Bank (1924) (1)

Heinrich Zille – Fünf Kinder auf einer Bank (1924) (2)

Heinrich Zille – Fünf Kinder auf einer Bank (1924) (2)

If kids were running around naked at summer camps these days, someone would go to jail over it . . .

Heinrich Zille – Ferienkolonie (Summer Camp)

Heinrich Zille – Ferienkolonie (Summer Camp)

Heinrich Zille – Berliner Kinder

Heinrich Zille – Berliner Kinder

Heinrich Zille – Das Eiserne Kreuz (The Iron Cross)

Heinrich Zille – Das Eiserne Kreuz (The Iron Cross)

Heinrich Zille – Eine kleine Freundin hat doch jedermann

Heinrich Zille – Eine kleine Freundin hat doch jedermann

Heinrich Zille – Illustrations as drink coasters

Heinrich Zille – Illustrations as drink coasters

Heinrich Zille – Vor dem Milchladen

Heinrich Zille – Vor dem Milchladen

Heinrich Zille – Illustration for a poem (1)

Heinrich Zille – Illustration for a poem (1)

Heinrich Zille – Illustration for a poem (2)

Heinrich Zille – Illustration for a poem (2)

I’ve pointed this out a couple of times already, but many turn-of-the-century artists experimented with photography as well as more traditional artistic mediums. Zille was no exception, possibly because he never considered himself to be a very good artist and maybe felt photography better expressed his artistic vision. Or, as with other artists, he used photography as a tool to capture scenes he wanted to draw or paint later.

It’s difficult to ascertain whether the model in this first photo is actually young enough to warrant posting the image, but she looks pretty young to me so I’m going to go ahead and post it.

Heinrich Zille – Model in the studio (1900)

Heinrich Zille – Model in the studio (1900)

Heinrich Zille – Children on Knobelsdorf Bridge, Berlin (1898)

Heinrich Zille – Children on Knobelsdorf Bridge, Berlin (1898)

Wikipedia: Heinrich Zille

Heinrich Zille, Part 1

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