Founded with the utopian goal of bridging the divide between fine art and industrial design, the Bauhaus encompassed seemingly irreconcilable crosscurrents. Focusing on the painting faculty, explore the creative tension underlying the innovative curriculum. In contrast to the spirituality and idiosyncratic individuality of Klee, Kandinsky, Feininger, and Itten, others such as Moholy-Nagy, Schlemmer, and Albers sought emotional detachment and universality. Come away with new appreciation of a fascinating, diverse cohort who left an enduring mark on modern art.
Jonathan Ribner, associate professor; director of Graduate Admissions, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Boston University