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German Girl - 1930

A three quarter profile of a young woman's face and neck adorned with pearls silhouetted against a gray/black background. She carries a serene smile, with her hair tied up Japanese style. Once again Hoch creates a distorted vision by juxtaposing images that gives the illusion of a woman, missing a forehead, who'ss eyes do not match.

Art historians claim that these images/figures mimics mass media's interpretations of conventional German woman. Hoch immediately questions norms of what is considered beautiful in terms of conformity to social standards. The woman looks idiotic and in these sense makes fun of what is considered normal femininity.