Bauhaus

Shows

Making Visible – Paul Klee at Tate Modern

Making Visible – Paul Klee at Tate Modern

Posted October 17th, 2013

Art History, Bauhaus, Modernism, Shows

Paul Klee (1879–1940) was one of the most renowned artists to work at the Bauhaus and was both a playful and a radical figure in European Modernism. His intense and intricate work will be the subject of a major new exhibition at Tate Modern from… Read More

Videos

ARC OF LIGHT: A Portrait of Anna Campbell Bliss

ARC OF LIGHT: A Portrait of Anna Campbell Bliss

Posted July 16th, 2013

Architecture, Bauhaus, Design, Documentaries, Videos

Throughout her career as an artist, architect and designer Anna Campbell Bliss has been an exponent of Modernism, devoting her life to the creation of artwork that explores the fascinating intersections of art, science, mathematics and technology. Her work ranges from architectural assignments to painterly… Read More

Shows

Bauhaus in Calcutta – Revisiting 1922 in Dessau

Bauhaus in Calcutta – Revisiting 1922 in Dessau

Posted February 11th, 2013

Bauhaus, Germany, India, Shows

Did you know that the first Bauhaus exhibition outside Germany took place in Calcutta in 1922 under the leadership of Abanindranath Tagore? The international avant-garde presented itself in Calcutta 1922 at the „Society of Oriental Art“ with an exhibition in which also a lot of… Read More

Shows

Bauhaus at the Barbican: art as life

Bauhaus at the Barbican: art as life

Posted April 28th, 2012

Architecture, Bauhaus, Design, Shows

At a time when idealism in design and architecture is in short supply, the Bauhaus exhibition at the Barbican is a timely reminder of this bold and beautiful experiment. Excellent story in The Guardian: “Any mention of the Bauhaus conjures up a sequence of those… Read More

Design

The Marcel Breuer Digital Archive

The Marcel Breuer Digital Archive

Posted March 25th, 2012

Architecture, Bauhaus, Collections, Design

The Marcel Breuer Digital Archive represents a collaborative effort headed by Syracuse University Library to digitize over 30,000 drawings, photographs, letters and other materials related to the career of Marcel Breuer, one of the most influential architects and furniture designers of the twentieth century. The… Read More

Technology

The iGod – Form and Fortune

The iGod – Form and Fortune

Posted March 6th, 2012

Bauhaus, Design, Technology

The New Republic has a most interesting cover story about Apple’s design, Bauhaus and Steve Jobs’s pursuit of perfection—and the consequences. Short excerpt: “The Bauhaus was over before the modern advertising industry—at least as we know it today—came of age. Gropius, Breuer, Itten, and the… Read More

Videos

Kandinsky Drawing

Kandinsky Drawing

Posted February 28th, 2012

Abstract Art, Bauhaus, Videos

1926 footage of Wassily Kandinsky at work – Kandinsky was at the Bauhaus at this time. Kandinsky is credited with painting the first purely-abstract works. Writing that “music is the ultimate teacher,” Kandinsky embarked upon the first seven of his ten Compositions. The first three… Read More

Shows

From Manhattan to the Bauhaus: First Lyonel Feininger retrospective in Montreal

From Manhattan to the Bauhaus: First Lyonel Feininger retrospective in Montreal

Posted January 24th, 2012

Bauhaus, Comics, Expressionism, Germany, Shows

Through May 13, 2012, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is presenting the first posthumous retrospective in North America on Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956). Lyonel Feininger: from Manhattan to the Bauhaus offers the first comprehensive panorama of the oeuvre of this American artist, who has been… Read More

Germany

The Battle for Bauhaus – How A Movement Failed to Protect Its Name

The Battle for Bauhaus – How A Movement Failed to Protect Its Name

Posted January 5th, 2012

Bauhaus, Branding, Copyright, Germany

In 1960, the first “Bauhaus” home improvement store opened near Mannheim, Germany. With nearly 190 stores in countries around Europe, for many people, this is the first encounter they have with “Bauhaus.” Unfortunately, it has little in common with Gropius’ movement in design, the arts… Read More