Claude Cahun was a French surrealist photographer, sculptor, and writer. Cahun was born on this day in 1894.
Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education
Cahun was born on this day in 1894 to a Jewish family in Nantes, western France. Maurice Schwob and Victorine Marie Courbebaisse, owners of a newspaper, were his parents. Maurice (born Lucy Schwob) was raised in an artistic family: his brother, avant-garde writer Marcel Schwob, and uncle, traveler, and writer David Léon Cahun, were both artists.
According to Google, despite the fact that gender nonconformity was illegal in France at the time, the artist chose to identify as non-binary.
Around 1915, Cahun began taking self-portraits on a neutral background while dressed as a sailor, a sportsman, a dandy, or in a men’s suit. The artist changed their identity in 1917, according to the Archives of Women Artists, Research, and Exhibitions in Paris. (AWARE).
Cahun’s cross-dressing self-portraits, according to the repository, have since become topics of interest in gender studies and post-modernist theory.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City described Cahun as a “creative chameleon” who was “keenly attuned to the fundamentally modern situation of self-alienation.”
Claude Cahun Height, Weight & Body Measurement
Cahun’s height and weight are unknown.
Claude Cahun Profession & Career
Cahun’s oeuvre included writing, photography, and theater. Her most well-known works include elaborately staged self-portraits and tableaux that combine Surrealist visual principles. During the 1920s, Cahun painted a staggering number of self-portraits, including aviators, Dandys, dolls, bodybuilders, vamps and vampires, angels, and Japanese puppets.
Cahun’s portraits typically feature the artist looking directly at the viewer, his head shaved, revealing only his head and shoulders (thus obscuring the body), and a blurring of gender indications and behaviors, all of which serve to disrupt the patriarchal gaze. A scholar, Miranda Welby-Everard, has written about the role of theater, performance, and costume in Cahun’s work, speculating on how this might have influenced the artist’s gender presentations.
Claude Cahun Income And Net Worth
Her net worth is currently unknown. She must, however, have a steady source of income.
Claude Cahun Boyfriend, Marriage & Relationship
She was married, but no information about her husband or children has been released.
Claude Cahun Social Media(Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
She didn’t use any social media platforms.
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