History of Art 3: Modernism in war and peace 1914 - 1945
Dr John Nixon, BA (Hons) DPhil
Sickened by the industrialised slaughter of WWI, German war veteran and architect Walter Gropius undertook to harness art and technology to improve living conditions for all. In 1919 he launched the Bauhaus art and design school in Weimar. The Bauhaus indeed improved aspects of all our lives, but its influence is not without criticism. Meanwhile, within fine art, Matisse and Picasso were still vying for leadership, and Surrealists were mining the ideas of Freud and Jung in ways both shockingly new and as old as man himself.
NO CLASS: 6th April 2021