Female Dancer - 1930
a women's head pushed back where half of her face is an India statue.
Her hair is hidden behind cut out silhouettes of knives and forks
shaped like a crown.
Hoch creates an allegory of the modern woman recognized by her trendy
hair cut, called a Bubikopf, as she juxtapositions images that in
one sense creates a crowned modern woman, but in another identifies
her stereotypically as the domestic housewife. The woman's face
comes from a photo of a popular actress of the time called Marie
Falconetti. Cleverly Hoch creates an image layered with many feminine
identities, actress, modern woman, domesticated woman, and woman
crowned ready to do battle.