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Krahmer, Gerhard

    Full Name: Krahmer, Gerhard

    Other Names:

    • Gerhard Krahmer

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1890

    Date Died: 1931

    Place Died: Berlin, Germany

    Home Country/ies: Germany

    Subject Area(s): Ancient Greek (culture or style), Antique, the, and Classical


    Specialist in ancient Greek art, particularly sculpture. He was the first to document the difference between archaic-paratactic and classical-hypotactic statuary. Lecturer at the University of Göttingen, 1925-1927. He was forced to break off his lectures in 1927 due to a sickness of the lungs, and went to Egypt and then Greece to recuperate. Krahmer employed the methodology, Strukturforschung, a German theoretical notion attempting to replace the concept of style with a spatial structural analysis, which was linked to cultural identity.

    Selected Bibliography

    Figur und Raum in der ägyptischen und griechisch-archaischen Kunst, in: 28. HallWPr (1931);”Stilphasen.” RM 38/39, 1923/24, 138-184;”Eine Jünglingsfigur mittelhellenistischer Zeit.” RM 46, 1931, 130-149; “Die Artemis vom Lateran und Verwandtes.” AM 55, 1930, 237-272.


    Archäologenbildnisse: Porträts und Kurzbiographien von Klassichen Archäologen deutscher Sprache. Reinhard Lullies, ed. Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1988, pp. 254-255.


    "Krahmer, Gerhard." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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