2017-02-23 18:45:00 L'esprit du Bauhaus
L'esprit du Bauhaus
Time & venue: 6.45pm, Musée des Arts Décoratifs. What do the artists Kandinsky, Chagall, de Chirico, Léger and Klee have in common? They all have links to the Bauhaus, a multi-art school founded in Weimar in 1919 by Walter Gropius and closed in 1933 with the rise of Hitler. It established itself as a major influence in the history of 20th century art. Its aim was to bring together artists and craftsmen on a single project , combining architecture, plastic arts and painting. ‘L’Esprit du Bauhaus’ takes us through some 900 pieces, giving us an idea of the distinct creativity at the heart of the German art school and bearing witness to the breadth and wealth of its experimentation.
The exhibition traces the roots and influences of the Bauhaus (the Middle Ages, the Arts and Crafts movement, Art Nouveau) through to contemporary designers who work in the Bauhaus tradition.
Early booking is recommended: like many temporary exhibitions at the Arts Décoratifs, this is well done and has proved very popular since its opening.
Organizer: Julia Makris. Details of the visit have been sent by email to members