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100th Anniversary of Bauhaus, Google Doodle Celebrating Today

The Staatliches Bauhaus, commonly known as the Bauhaus, was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught. The Bauhaus was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar. LifeStoryBrekg.com100th Anniversary of Bauhaus, Google Doodle Celebrating Today.

100th Anniversary of Bauhaus, Google Doodle Celebrating Today

  • Location: Germany
  • Founder: Walter Gropius
  • Founded: 1 April 1919, Weimar, Germany
  • Headquarters: Dessau-Roßlau, Germany
  • Ceased operations: 1933
  • Designs: Alma Siedhoff-Buscher, Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack

Bauhaus exhibitions in galleries and musuems across the world are plenty in 2019. Here we look at some of the shows shedding light on the school and consequent movement of modernism.

100th Anniversary of Bauhaus

100th Anniversary of Bauhaus

From its founding in 1919 by Walter Gropius in Weimar, and subsequent closure in 1933, the Bauhaus theories and ideas spread out across the world through the architects (and their pupils) who attended the school to many different geographical places.

Germany’s ‘Bauhaus Imaginista’ programme features four exhibitions worldwide (China, Japan, Russia and Brazil)  that are happening this year and next, while a string of institutional exhibitions across Germany look at the waves Bauhaus made in the nation of its founding.

Google Doodle Celebrating Today, 100th Anniversary of Bauhaus

Google Doodle Celebrating Today, 100th Anniversary of Bauhaus
Google Doodle Celebrating Today, 100th Anniversary of Bauhaus

Who is Bauhaus 2019

The German city of Weimar was the first home of Walter Gropius's Bauhaus school and on 6 April 2019 the Bauhaus Museum Weimar will open after three years of construction. Designed by Prof Heike Hanada, the new museum showcases modernism in chronological layers

History of the Bauhaus 2019

Throughout the 20th century, several styles of avant-garde art helped shape modern art. While many of these genres—including subconscious-based surrealism and energetic abstract expressionism—predominantly favored paintings, the Bauhaus movement encompassed a wide array of mediums, materials, and disciplines.
Ranging from paintings and graphics to architecture and interiors, Bauhaus art dominated many outlets of experimental European art throughout the 1920s and 1930s. Though it is most closely associated with Germany, it attracted and inspired artists of all backgrounds. Today, its influence can be found in art and design all over the world, whether within the walls of a museum or on a suburban street.

What is Bauhaus?

Bauhaus—literally translated to “construction house”—originated as a German school of the arts in the early 20th century. Founded by Walter Gropius, the school eventually morphed into its own modern art movement characterized by its unique approach to architecture and design. Today, Bauhaus is renowned for both its unique aesthetic that inventively combines the fine arts with arts and crafts as well as its enduring influence on modern and contemporary art.


Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus

Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus

Walter Adolph Georg Gropius (18 May 1883 – 5 July 1969) was a German architect and founder of the Bauhaus School, who, along with Alvar Aalto, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, is widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modernist architecture. Gropius was also a leading architect of the International Style.
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