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Bauhaus Style

history of bauhaus art

The Bauhaus style was inspired by 19th and early 20th-century creative tendencies including the Art Nouveau style and the various foreign versions like the Vienna Secession and Jugendstil, as well as the Arts and Crafts movement. All of these groups desired to blur the line between the applied and fine arts, as well as to reconnect imagination and fabrication.

early days

The Bauhaus, titled after a German phrase that means “house of construction,” was created in 1919 by architect Walter Gropius in Weimar, Germany.

styles and concepts

The school’s strategy was centered on its innovative and impactful curriculum.

faculty of the bauhaus

The phenomenally skilled professors that Gropius drew to Weimar were in charge of designing and delivering a curriculum. During its short existence, the Bauhaus absorbed a variety of stylistic influences.

movement in dessau

The Bauhaus relocated to the German factory city of Dessau in 1925, kicking off its most prolific period of development.

close of the school

The Bauhaus’ impact would spread as far as its previous teachers in the decades after its demise, many of them were forced to depart Europe as the suffocating impacts of fascism took control.

key ideas

The Bauhaus artists sought to reconcile fine art and utilitarian design by developing practical things with the essence of works of art.

important bauhaus artists and artworks

Red Balloon (1922) Paul Klee

other notable artWORKS

Yellow-Red-Blue (1925)  by Wassily Kandinsky Club Chair (1925) by Marcel Breuer Universal Bayer (1925) by Herbert Bayer Photogram (1926) by László Moholy-Nagy