Bauhaus: The School of Building

You know what the Fisheye Baby 110 Bauhaus edition is, but how many of you know what Bauhaus is? If you're into art, then you should be quite familiar with this term, but for those of you who are clueless but curious, here's a short history of the Bauhaus and its movement

From all the Bauhaus inspired photos below, I am certain some of you are well familiar with the term.

Credits: legacy, bloomchen, palkina, annegreat & banhocheco

We chose to have a Bauhaus-themed Fisheye Baby 110 because of the inspirational influence the Bauhaus as to art back then to the modern art we know today. So let’s begin our history journey and get ourselves familiar with the Bauhaus.

Bauhaus is a simpler form of its formal name, “Staatliches Bauhaus”. It literally means “Building House” in German, but is actually an art school in Weimar, Germany. German architect, Walter Gropius, founded this art school in 1919, right after World War 1, when he merged the Weimar Academy of Arts and the Weimar School of Arts and Crafts.

Photo 1: Bauhaus Building by Modern Art with Professor Blanchard, Photo 2:Walter Gropius by deurstijl

This article has no intention of boring you with art history, but the Bauhaus is quite important! It’s where all of the art forms united! Well, maybe not all, but most.

Gropius wanted to combine all the art forms back then to create a design that serves the community while still taking form and function into consideration.

In the first proclamation of the Bauhaus, Gropius declared,
“Architects, painters, and sculptors must recognize anew the composite character of a building as an entity… Art is not a ‘profession.’ There is no essential difference between the artist and the craftsman. The artist is an exalted craftsman… Together let us conceive and create the new building of the future, which will embrace architecture and sculpture and painting in one unity and which will rise one day toward heaven from the hands of a million workers like the crystal symbol of a new faith.”

For your comfort and entertainment sake, I google-d and youtube-d around and found a very interesting video to watch. Hope it enriches your art knowledge!

written by ilkadj on 2012-07-25 in #lifestyle

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