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Despite appearances, not a single drop of black paint was used, as Trautmann believed it dampened the natural vibrations of color. Focusing on what he considered the four primary colors rather than the traditional three, Trautmann wrote, Galaxy symbolizes the great truth that every phenomenon in life involves ALL of life. Each globe of Galaxy is composed of EXACTLY THE SAME ELEMENTS. The entire spectrum wraps itself around each globe with unvarying uniformity. Warm red plays across the field from the left, bright yellow streams down from above, cold blue comes in from the right, and deep violet rises from the bottom. 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(88.9 x 74.9 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "35 in.", "Disp_Width" : "29 1/2 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "overall", "Medium" : "Oil", "Support" : "canvas", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on canvas", "Info_Page_Comm" : "The architect and designer, Claude Bragdon, introduced his friend Fritz Trautmann to magic squares, in which arranged numbers equal the same amount in the verticals, horizontals and long diagonals. In lines that follow the numbers of a magic square in their natural order (1, 2, 3…), Trautmann observed orbital patterns replicating natural forms. On March 4, 1912 Bragdon wrote in his diary, “Trautmann [has] discovered the spiral law of space.” From this, Trautmann developed his Principal of the Orbit, a philosophical explanation for creation, evolution, and existence: “I am borne spinning along in the great whirlpool of evolution. It is because I am a child of nature that I am able to conceive only spinning and spiraling things – whirling worlds, universes of nebulae, stars, planets, satellites; universes of molecules, atoms, electrons, protons; universes of embryos, nuclei, chromosomes, genes. By reflection I rotate; my universe turns because I myself turn…my sphere of activity assumes an orbital motion because I am the spinning center of it.” [Gallery label text, 2010]", "Dedication" : "Bequest of Fannie Benjamin", "Copyright_Type" : "Copyright Assigned to MAG", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/60.55_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/60.55_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/60.55_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/60.55_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "33353", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/60.55_R1.tif", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/60.55_R1.tif", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/60.55_R1.tif", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/60.55_R1.tif", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "37901", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "Photo of Fritz Trautmann in front of this painting. Original is in the Gallery''s archives.", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 567, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/567", "Disp_Access_No" : "1971.82", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1927", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1927", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1927", "Disp_Title" : "Fritz Trautmann", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Kathleen McEnery Cunningham", "Sort_Artist" : "Cunningham, Kathleen McEnery", "Disp_Dimen" : "36 x 30 in. (91.4 x 76.2 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "36 in.", "Disp_Width" : "30 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Oil", "Support" : "canvas", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on canvas", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Fritz Trautmann—landscape architect, painter, colorist, teacher—was an important figure in Rochester’s art community. He was at the center of the city’s bohemian life with one foot in the upper echelon of Rochester society, with friends like businesswoman Kate Gleason and patron of the arts Charlotte Whitney Allen. He was known to have painted many murals in East Avenue mansions. Artist and influential MAG board member Kathleen McEnery Cunningham painted this portrait of her friend Fritz Trautmann. It seems Trautmann was pleased with the likeness as the portrait hung above his mantel for many years. Upon his death, the painting came to the Memorial Art Gallery with his estate. [Gallery label text, 2010]", "Dedication" : "Anonymous gift", "Copyright_Type" : "Under Copyright", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "This portrait belonged to Trautmann. A label in the curatorial file says this was the gift of the Trautmann estate, but no incoming was found. Inc. 6437 from the estate, in Oct 1972, lists only photos and notebooks, no paintings. --KSchauber Jun 2021", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/71.82_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/71.82_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/71.82_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/71.82_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "21359", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "On disk MAG v. 53", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 741, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/741", "Disp_Access_No" : "1974.6", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1921", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1921", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1921", "Disp_Title" : "River Garden", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Fritz Trautmann", "Sort_Artist" : "Trautmann, Fritz", "Disp_Dimen" : "31 x 29 3/4 in. 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[Gallery label text, 2010] ", "Dedication" : "Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William G. Staudenmaier", "Copyright_Type" : "Public Domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "With group of letters by artist to donor. 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