FOUNDER OF BAUHAUS
WALTER GROPIOUS (1883-1969)
-The Bauhaus was founded in 1919 in the city of Weimar
-He is a German Architect
-Bauhaus was founded in the year 1919-1933
Its core objective was a radical concept:
to reimagine the material world to reflect
the unity of all the arts. Gropius explained
this vision for a union of art and design in
the Proclamation of the Bauhaus (1919),
which described a utopian craft guild
combining architecture, sculpture, and
painting into a single creative expression.
Gropius developed a craft-based
curriculum that would turn out artisans and
designers capable of creating useful and
beautiful objects appropriate to this new
system of living.
The Bauhaus combined elements of both fine
arts and design education. The curriculum
commenced with a preliminary course that
immersed the students, who came from a
diverse range of social and educational
backgrounds, in the study of materials, color
theory, and formal relationships in preparation
for more specialized studies.
The Bauhaus main campus 1925-6
He was born in Südern-Linden, Switzerland on 11 November 1888
Swiss expressionist painter, designer, teacher, writer and theorist
associated with the Bauhaus (Staatliche Bauhaus) school.
Itten's work on color is also said to be an inspiration for seasonal
color analysis[disambiguation needed]. Itten had been the first to
associate color palettes with four types of people, and had
designated those types with the names of seasons.
Farbkreis by Johannes Itten (1961)
Marcel Breuer with textile
"African" or "Romantic"
Photo by Hartwig Klappert
Scherbe ins Gitterbild
(Glass fragments in grid
Photo by Tim Nighswander
Harvard Art Museum,
Photo by Michael A.
Wall-painting design for
the stairwell of the Weimar
Bauhaus building on the
occasion of the 1923
Collection Merrill C.
Photo by Jim Frank
Study for "The Triadic Ballet
(Das Triadische Ballett)"
Museum of Modern Art,