Bauhaus– An introduction | overview | Easy explanation

Bauhaus– An introduction | overview | Easy explanation

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Category: 1 (Visual art)

Category: 2 (Literature and poetry)

Bauhaus- Introduction through upper written categories.

These two above written categories, “Visual art” and “Literature and poetry” comprise an essential aspect of the life of this artist. Bauhaus is an art style of elite class which played a vital role in Bauhaus renaissance movement.

You would know these things in this article:- Bauhaus and German modernism, Bauhaus and Vkhutemas, History of the Bauhaus & Bauhaus staff and students.

There are other art movements such as “Harlem renaissance,” “Expressionism,” and “Land art.”which are similar to some extent.

Some artists of Bauhaus come from other art styles such as Walter Gropius, Josef Albers, Marcel Breuer, Herbert Bayer, and Anni Albers.

This art movement (Bauhaus) has many famous paintings/artworks such as “Dormitory balconies in the residence,” “Mechanically opened windows,” and “The Mensa (Cafeteria), Dessau.”

If you see the beauty of these paintings, then “A stage in the Festsaal, Dessau” comes at first place which is beautiful, “Ceiling with light fixtures for stage,” sometimes comes at the second place due to its demand.

If you (As a/an Bauhaus student) really want to read comprehensively then read these sections– “Visual art (artistic approach)” and “Literature and poetry (Other aspects).”

These categories comprise in-depth knowledge, especially- “Visual art”-A Category.

BAUHAUS was an art movement, and if you want to read about Bauhaus comprehensively, then you should also cover its most famous artist– Walter Gropius, Josef Albers, Marcel Breuer, Herbert Bayer, and Anni Albers.

But if you have less time, then you may select- Bauhaus Characteristic section.

Bauhaus- Characteristics

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Bauhaus- 4 Frequently asked questions

  1. What is Bauhaus?

Bauhaus is an art movement, and Bauhaus artist tries to express artistic thought through Bauhaus paintings/artworks.

There are so many artists such as Walter Gropius, Josef Albers, and Marcel Breuer who defined this art style through their artworks such as “Dormitory balconies in the residence,” “Mechanically opened windows” and “The Mensa (Cafeteria), Dessau.”

Thus Bauhaus is a pastiche of many different art styles such as “Harlem renaissance,” “Expressionism,” “Land art” etc.

  1. Why is Bauhaus still popular today?

There are two things, the demand of Bauhaus paintings/artworks and fame of Bauhaus artists. Still, there are many artworks which are in huge demand such as “Dormitory balconies in the residence,” “Mechanically opened windows” and “A stage in the Festsaal, Dessau.”

Still, there are many European exhibitions which display– “Dormitory balconies in the residence,” “A stage in the Festsaal, Dessau,” “The Mensa (Cafeteria), Dessau.”

These Bauhaus paintings show the popularity of this art style. Walter Gropius, Anni Albers, and Marcel Breuer are other factors of its popularity.

  1. What do you think about Bauhaus?

Bauhaus is an artistic and intellectual art movement which has a complicated history; Bauhaus was the way of expression for “Anni Albers,” “Marcel Breuer” and “Walter Gropius.”

In philosophy and the history of ideas, this art style is very diverse. See category- “Visual art” and “Literature and poetry.”

You would get the depth of this art style, through Bauhaus artworks, artists try to emphasize on the free flow of expression.

Artworks of Bauhaus artists explore the relationship between celebrity culture (Visual art) and visual expression (Literature and poetry).

  1. What are the features of Bauhaus?

This art style is trendy; Bauhaus emerged on 1 April 1919 as Bauhaus movement when there was artistic standoff among European countries.

Some artists such as “Herbert Bayer,” “Walter Gropius” and “Anni Albers.”

Actually, if you want to know the features of the Bauhaus movement, then you should read about “Walter Gropius” and “Josef Albers.” And you may also know it by going through these categories- “Visual art” and “Literature and poetry.”

These categories cover everything comprehensively.

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Walter Gropius

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Josef Albers

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Marcel Breuer

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Herbert Bayer

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Bauhaus- Introduction of these artists.

1st WALTER GROPIUS– Walter Gropius is the artist of Bauhaus art movement who played a vital role in the Bauhaus art movement renaissance, the date of birth of this artist is 18 May 1883, and the place of birth is- Pob1.

This artist is known for/as Albert Medal (1961) (German architect and founder of the Bauhaus School). Due to regional effect, Paintings of this Bauhaus artist show resemblance with these areas. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Albert Medal (1961) (German architect and founder of the Bauhaus School).

But still, it’s a beauty of this Bauhaus art movement that you may compare these artworks with each other- “The Mensa (Cafeteria), Dessau,” “Mechanically opened windows,” “Dormitory balconies in the residence,” “Ceiling with light fixtures for stage” and “A stage in the Festsaal, Dessau.”

Notable works:- Bauhaus Dessau building, built 1925–26 & Aluminum City Terrace (1944).

Qualification:- Albert Medal (1961) (German architect and founder of the Bauhaus School).

2nd JOSEF ALBERS– The date of birth of Josef Albers is March 19, 1888, this artist was born during Bauhaus period when the Bauhaus art movement was on the peak wherein Josef Albers had played a vital role in this art movement.

The date of birth of this artist is MARCH 19, 1888, and the place of birth is- POB2. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Königliche Bayerische Akademie der Bildenden Kunst (German-born American artist).

Notable works:- Albers “Wrestling” (1977) & Josef Albers, Proto-Form (B), oil on fiberboard, 1938.

Qualification:- Königliche Bayerische Akademie der Bildenden Kunst (German-born American artist).

3rd MARCEL BREUER– This name also emerged during the Bauhaus art movement. The artwork demand of Marcel Breuer is a little bit lesser than Walter Gropius.

But the artworks of this artist (Marcel Breuer) are also very beautiful. The artistic qualification of this artist is- AIA Gold Medal (1968) (Hungarian-born modernist architect).

Notable works:- Armstrong Rubber Company Building (1970) & Atlanta central library, 1980.

Qualification:- AIA Gold Medal (1968) (Hungarian-born modernist architect).

4th HERBERT BAYER– The artistic qualification of this artist is- Weimar Bauhaus (Austrian and American graphic designer).  Herbert Bayer is the artist of the Bauhaus art movement who also played a vital role in the Bauhaus art movement renaissance.

The date of birth of this artist is April 5, 1900, and the place of birth is pob4. This artist is known for/as Weimar Bauhaus (Austrian and American graphic designer).

Notable works:- Stadelwand, 1936 & Herbert Bayer’s 1925.

Qualification:- Weimar Bauhaus (Austrian and American graphic designer).

5th ANNI ALBERS– The date of birth of this artist is June 12, 1899, and the artistic qualification of this artist is- Bauhaus School (German-born American textile artist). The artworks demand of Anni Albers is a little bit lesser than Walter Gropius.

But then also, paintings of this Bauhaus artist remain in high demand.

Notable works:- The Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany & Textiles Graphic design.

Qualification:- Bauhaus School (German-born American textile artist).

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Harlem Renaissance: It was an artistic, intellectual and social explosion of art style, and it is a renaissance of many art styles that was centred in Harlem (New York), that’s why we call it Harlem Renaissance. Read more

Expressionism: It is a modernist movement in which the artist makes painting to show relation among poetry, painting, and music. Artists try to emphasize on subjective and individual perspective. Thus, it is characterized as a reaction to positivism  (philosophical theory). Read more

Land art: Land art is an art movement that emerged in 1960, and this art movement is centred around the rejection of commercialisation. It is also known as environmental art, Earthworks and Earth art. Read more

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