Founded in Germany 1919, the Bauhaus School aimed to merge the fine arts with functional design, to bridge the gap between art and industry. The Bauhaus became famous for its revolutionary teaching methods, insisting students create beautiful objects with ‘a feeling of balance or rightness’.
The school is most renowned for its legendary teaching staff including painters Wassily Kandinsky, Anni and Josef Albers, and Paul Klee. Their experiments with Geometric Abstraction influenced generations of contemporary artists and designers, with a style so prolific that their impact can not only be seen on the walls of Tate Modern, but also on pillow cases at John Lewis.
In time for upcoming shows about Anni Albers at Tate Modern (opens 11 October 2018) and at the Alan Cristea Gallery, author and art historian Dr Marie-Anne Mancio takes us behind the scenes of the Bauhaus to explore these geniuses of abstraction, their art, their loves and their legacy.
Morning event with coffee and pastries.
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