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Chorus-Girls
  • © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
  • Repro: Berlinische Galerie
    • Jeanne Mammen (1890 - 1976)

  • TitleChorus-Girls
  • Date1928/29
  • CategoryGemälde
  • MaterialÖl auf Pappe
  • Dimensions64 x 47 cm (Bildmaß), 78 x 62 x 4 cm (Rahmenmaß)
  • Signaturesigniert rückseitig: "Jeanne Mammen"
  • InscriptionAufkleber rückseitig: "Galerie Brockstedt"
  • Inventory NumberBG-M 0650/78
  • CreditlineErworben aus Mitteln der Stiftung DKLB, Berlin, 1977
  • On DisplayYes
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After spending her youth in Paris, where she also trained as an artist, Jeanne Mammen returned to Berlin in 1919. Wandering through the streets, bars and entertainment districts of the city with a critical eye, she put her sharp observations down onto paper. Her drawings and watercolour works were published in illustrated magazines like “Jugend”, “Ulk” or “Simplicissimus” and so she earned a living until 1933. Only a few paintings from this period have survived.

“Revue Girls” is one example of Mammen’s theme during the 1920s: women in the big-city world of entertainment – as dancers, waitresses, prostitutes and bar girls. Here, the artist shows the dark rather than glittering aspect of that world: alienation and hard work.