2019 brings the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus. Founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius as "Staatliches Bauhaus Weimar", it did not only break new ground in art, architecture, and design but also brought new perspectives of reshaping everyday life.
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Bauhaus art dominated many outlets of experimental European art throughout the 1920s and 1930s. Though it is most closely associated with Germany, artists from all backgrounds were inspired by it. The style of Bauhaus is commonly characterized as a combination of the Arts and Crafts movement with modernism.
Bauhaus Performances: Oskar Shlemmer's Triadic Ballet, Berlin, 1926.
In art, this emphasis on function is apparent in the balanced compositions of abstract paintings, typically consisting of overlapping shapes to suggest dimensionality.
In addition to paintings, Bauhaus artists often produced abstract sculptures, avant-garde collages, and modernist posters featuring bold typography and blocks of color.
Today, Bauhaus is often taken as the influencer for modern architecture and furniture. Some Bauhaus buildings—including Bauhaus Dessau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site—have been turned into tourist destinations and house museums, while many major modern art museums incorporate Bauhaus works of art into their permanent displays and popular exhibitions.
The Bauhaus has maintained fruitful contact with the trade fair city of Leipzig, and specifically the Grassimuseum, early on and continually. To celebrate the 100 years of Bauhaus, the Grassi Museum opened a new exhibition called BAUHAUS_SAXONY displaying the artists of this legendary avant-garde forge. The focus of the exhibition is on the works of Saxony Bauhaus artists, and characteristic masters such as Wassily Kandinsky, László Moholy-Nagy, Paul Klee or Josef Albers and their connections to the region.
In the exhibition, you will be able to view many Bauhaus style pieces varying from paintings, photograph or sculptures to interior design. In fact, the exhibition perfectly presents this radical Bauhaus idea that useful objects could also be beautiful by displaying many different furniture pieces and other home elements.
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