We’ve been seeing some amazing images coming through the site that reflect the Bauhaus aesthetic. Taking inspiration from this, we put together a collection that captures this art movement. It’s an aesthetic that still generates cultural waves. Days ago, Germany announced it would donate $3.2 million to restore the world’s largest collection of Bauhaus buildings in Tel Aviv. It’s crazy to think that even though Bauhaus first emerged in early 20th century Germany, it’s still trending in the 21st century. As well as curating a collection inspired by this fascinating movement, we decided to take a closer look at its origins…
It all kicked off with the Bauhaus Dessau School, first opened in 1919 by architect Walter Gropius. The Bauhaus Dessau existed in three different cities Weimar (1919-1925), Dessau (1925-1932), and Berlin (1932-1933). It originated at a time when the zeitgeist in Germany was turning from emotional Expressionism to the more practical and no frills-thinking of New Objectivity. Bauhaus transliterates as “house of building” (if that comes up in a pub quiz—you owe me), as it began with architecture, but later permeated through art, design, and culture.
Bauhaus combined a mix of experimentation and problem solving. Clean geometric forms of an abstract nature were characteristics that marked this movement and it’s generally considered one of the most important milestones in 20th century visual culture. What better inspiration for a collection of images than the art movement that revolutionized design thinking in the modern age?
Check out a taster below.
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