Krahmer, Gerhard

Full Name: 
Krahmer, Gerhard
Other Names: 
Gerhard Krahmer
Date Born: 
1890
Date Died: 
1931
Place Died: 
Berlin, Germany
Home Country: 
Germany
Overview: 

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