Thursday, 27 November 2014

Lessons from the Bauhaus

1. Johannes Itten, theorist and painter, developed the first
preliminary course taught to all students at the Bauhaus between 1919-23 2. Rudolf Lutz, Plaster Relief: Preliminary course study under Johannes Itten, 1920-21 3. Pages from Paul Klee's 'Pedagogical Sketchbook', original edition of the book first published in 1925 (the second of fourteen Bauhaus Books produced by tutors at the Bauhaus) 4. Paul Klee, Separation in the Evening, 1922 5. Gertrud Arndt, Four study sheets from Paul Klee’s course, 1923-24 6. Johannes Zabel / Lucia Moholy (Photo), Photograph of a Study in Balance: from a class taught by Moholy-Nagy, 1923-24 (László Moholy-Nagy taught the preliminary course alongside Joseph Albers from 1923-28) 7. Assessment of work from Albers’s Preliminary Course, 1928-9 (Albers taught the course from 1923-1933) 8. Arieh Sharon, Turning two dimensional sheets of paper into three dimensional forms: Preliminary course study under Joseph Albers, 1926-27 9. Joseph Albers, 'Interaction of Colour', Originally published as a series of screen prints in 1963 while a fellow at Yale (this cover of the paperback book version depicts a study employing a careful selection and use of opaque pigments to achieve an illusion of transparency) 

Thursday, 22 May 2014


1. Réne Magritte, Les Amants III, 1928 2. Réne Magritte, Les Amants IV, 1928 
3. Oji Suzuki, Evening Primrose (from 'A Single Match'), 2010 4. Oji Suzuki, Evening Primrose (from 'A Single Match'), 2010

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Varvara Stepanova

 1. Varvara Stepanova and Alexander Rodchenko 2. Varvara Stepanova with parts of her set design for The Death of Tarelkin, 1922 3. Textile design 4. Textile design 5. Varvara Stepanova wearing one of her designs 6. Charlie Chaplin Turning Somersaults, 1922 7. The Proletariat is the creator of the future not the heir to the past, 1919 8. Study the old, but create the new, 1919