Girl with Vinyl Record

Karl Hofer (German, 1878-1955): Girl with Vinyl Record, 1941 (Oil on canvas. Albertina, Vienna) – The vinyl record is held by a half-naked young woman, while another, smaller disc and a gramophone are on the table. While the dominant background palette matches the girl’s lackadaisical and sad countenance, the stark red and purple round labels of the records stand out. The presence of records is an act of ‘integrating the elements of modern life’ portrayed against the background of ‘listlessness and resignation of the picture’s protagonist.’…karl-hofer-girl-with-vinyl-record


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