Tog-Figurn (Day-Figures, 1930)

Debora Vogel was born on the 4th of January. And to mark this day here is a short piece referring to her Top-Figurn poetry collection, an example of literary Cubism with its characteristic play of contours, colours and geometrical figures.

Geometry art is the way for Vogel to understand the reality.
Geometry offers borders, it offers limits, it offers Vogel a refuge.

Grey is the dominant colour of Vogel’s work.
Lines of the “grey rectangle” stand in for the monotonous repetition of gestures, of time, of roads.

Vogel describes the melancholy of the modern city. She is manifesting a constant need to experience the geometric form that will offer the escape from the monotonous urban life.