Sándor Bortnyik, The New Adam & The New Eve, 1924. Via…

Sándor Bortnyik, The New Adam & The New Eve, 1924. Via Europeana.

Between 1922 and 1924 Bortnyik lived in Weimar, where he met the artists of the Bauhaus. In his compositions he portrays the ironically conceived ideal of the “modern” human of the 1920s. Adam is an extremely trendily dressed man who can be wound up like a clockwork machine, while Eve is a showroom dummy who can be manipulated in every direction, with the Apple of Sin in her hand.

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