Schmuckstück (Jewelry Piece)
The “Moon Faces” are part of Kiddy Citny's iconographic canon of works alongside his “Herzgesichter” (heart-shaped faces) and “Princes”. The androgynous profiles, which when juxtaposed as a whole form the full moon, reflect the concept of the moon, which oscillates between male and female. On Peterchen's “Journey To The Moon”, the (Germanic) “Man In The Moon” is a monster. Paul Lincke replaces the Man in his operetta with the merry widow Luna. With the Chinese the “male” moon is the woman Chang’e. The ancient Greeks idolized the earth satellite as Selene, the Romans personified it as the (female) Luna. In Kiddy Citny’s moon motif we see his wish that we incline towards each other in harmony, as the man in the moon merges into unity with La Luna.